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New York's New Edge: Contemporary Art, the High Line, and Urban Megaprojects on the Far West Side, Halle, David; Tiso, Elisabeth
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Author Name:    Halle, David; Tiso, Elisabeth

Title:   New York's New Edge: Contemporary Art, the High Line, and Urban Megaprojects on the Far West Side

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    University of Chicago Press 

ISBN Number:   022603240X / 9780226032405

Seller ID:   ING9780226032405

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The story of New York's west side no longer stars the Sharks and the Jets. Instead it's a story of urban transformation, cultural shifts, and an expanding contemporary art scene. The Chelsea Gallery District has become New York's most dominant neighborhood for contemporary art, and the streets of the west side are filled with gallery owners, art collectors, and tourists. Developments like the High Line, historical preservation projects like the Gansevoort Market, the Chelsea galleries, and plans for megaprojects like the Hudson Yards Development have redefined what is now being called the "Far West Side" of Manhattan.
David Halle and Elisabeth Tiso offer a deep analysis of the transforming district in "New York's New Edge," and the result is a new understanding of how we perceive and interpret culture and the city in New York's gallery district. From individual interviews with gallery owners to the behind-the-scenes politics of preservation initiatives and megaprojects, the book provides an in-depth account of the developments, obstacles, successes, and failures of the area and the factors that have contributed to them.



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