The Resource Ballpark : baseball in the American city, Paul Goldberger

Ballpark : baseball in the American city, Paul Goldberger

Label
Ballpark : baseball in the American city
Title
Ballpark
Title remainder
baseball in the American city
Statement of responsibility
Paul Goldberger
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An exhilarating, splendidly illustrated, entirely new look at the history of baseball: told through the stories of the vibrant and ever-changing ballparks where the game was and is staged, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic. From the earliest corrals of the mid-1800s (Union Grounds in Brooklyn was a "saloon in the open air"), to the much mourned parks of the early 1900s (Detroit's Tiger Stadium, Cincinnati's Palace of the Fans), to the stadiums we fill today, Paul Goldberger makes clear the inextricable bond between the American city and America's favorite pastime. In the changing locations and architecture of our ballparks, Goldberger reveals the manifestations of a changing society: the earliest ballparks evoked the Victorian age in their accommodations--bleachers for the riffraff, grandstands for the middle-class; the "concrete donuts" of the 1950s and 60s made plain television's grip on the public's attention; and more recent ballparks, like Baltimore's Camden Yards, signal a new way forward for stadium design and for baseball's role in urban development. Throughout, Goldberger shows us the way in which baseball's history is concurrent with our cultural history: the rise of urban parks and public transportation; the development of new building materials and engineering and design skills. And how the site details and the requirements of the game--the diamond, the outfields, the walls, the grandstands--shaped our most beloved ballparks. A fascinating, exuberant ode to the Edens at the heart of our cities--where dreams are as limitless as the outfields"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC eng
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldberger, Paul
Dewey number
796.3570973
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV879.5
LC item number
.G65 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baseball fields
  • Baseball fields
  • Baseball fields
  • Baseball
Label
Ballpark : baseball in the American city, Paul Goldberger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1055570017
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780307701541
Lccn
2018046223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055570017
Label
Ballpark : baseball in the American city, Paul Goldberger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1055570017
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780307701541
Lccn
2018046223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055570017

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