The Resource The Dakota : a history of the world's best-known apartment building, by Andrew Alpern ; with contributions by Christopher S. Gray and photographs by Kenneth G. Grant

The Dakota : a history of the world's best-known apartment building, by Andrew Alpern ; with contributions by Christopher S. Gray and photographs by Kenneth G. Grant

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The Dakota : a history of the world's best-known apartment building
Title
The Dakota
Title remainder
a history of the world's best-known apartment building
Statement of responsibility
by Andrew Alpern ; with contributions by Christopher S. Gray and photographs by Kenneth G. Grant
Title variation
Dakota
Title variation remainder
a history of the world's best known apartment building
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Dakota is arguably the best-known residential address in the world, home to dozens of New York City's most famous artists, performers, and successful executives. The rare sale of an apartment there, usually at jaw-dropping prices, is newsworthy, as is the financial and architectural health of the building itself, a landmark in every sense of the word. The first true luxury apartment house built in New York City, more than 130 years ago, the Dakota is still the gold standard against which all other apartment buildings are weighed. Historian Andrew Alpern tells the fascinating story of how the Dakota came to be, how Singer sewing magnate Edward Clarke dared to build an apartment building luxurious enough to coax the city's wealthy from their mansions downtown for ultra-modern living on what was then the swamplands of the Upper West Side. Redrawn plans of the entire building, published here for the first time, show how Clarke created apartments glamorous enough that they made living under a shared roof as acceptable in Manhattan as it already was in Europe's grand capitals, forever revolutionizing apartment life in New York City." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
728/.314097471
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA7862.N5
LC item number
A47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
The Dakota : a history of the world's best-known apartment building, by Andrew Alpern ; with contributions by Christopher S. Gray and photographs by Kenneth G. Grant
Label
The Dakota : a history of the world's best-known apartment building, by Andrew Alpern ; with contributions by Christopher S. Gray and photographs by Kenneth G. Grant
Publication
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Apartment Houses: historically and around the time of the Dakota -- Apartment Hotels: a hybrid form of residence -- The Builder of the Dakota: Edward Clark -- The Architect of the Dakota: Henry Janeway Hardenbergh -- The Upper West Side -- Apartment floor plans leading up to the Dakota -- Construction of the Dakota -- Floor plans of the Dakota and modern photographs -- Early residents of the Dakota -- The aftermath of the Dakota -- The Clark family after the Dakota -- The Dakota as icon -- The Dakota in print -- Dakota Apartments and their residents -- Keeping the Dakota in good repair
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ocn915135755
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Dimensions
29 cm.
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Extent
viii, 193 pages
Isbn
9781616894375
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015016581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other control number
9781616894375
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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(OCoLC)915135755

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