Apartment Stories

  • Filename: apartment-stories.
  • ISBN: 0520922395
  • Release Date: 1999-03-10
  • Number of pages: 333
  • Author: Sharon Marcus
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press



In urban studies, the nineteenth century is the "age of great cities." In feminist studies, it is the era of the separate domestic sphere. But what of the city's homes? In the course of answering this question, Apartment Stories provides a singular and radically new framework for understanding the urban and the domestic. Turning to an element of the cityscape that is thoroughly familiar yet frequently overlooked, Sharon Marcus argues that the apartment house embodied the intersections of city and home, public and private, and masculine and feminine spheres. Moving deftly from novels to architectural treatises, legal debates, and popular urban observation, Marcus compares the representation of the apartment house in Paris and London. Along the way, she excavates the urban ghost tales that encoded Londoners' ambivalence about city dwellings; contends that Haussmannization enclosed Paris in a new regime of privacy; and locates a female counterpart to the flâneur and the omniscient realist narrator—the portière who supervised the apartment building.

Apartment Stories

  • Filename: apartment-stories.
  • ISBN: 0520208528
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 323
  • Author: Sharon Marcus
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press



""Apartment Stories" works from the brilliant premise that urban culture and domestic architecture are indeed related in a number of unpredictable and mutually enlightening ways. Marcus's readings of Balzac and Zola novels in the context of the new urban architecture are absolutely superb, and she remains subtle and unexpected at every step."--Bruce Robbins, author of "Feeling Global"

Apartment Stories

  • Filename: apartment-stories.
  • ISBN: 0520217268
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 323
  • Author: Sharon Marcus
  • Publisher: University of California Presson Demand



"Apartment Stories works from the brilliant premise that urban culture and domestic architecture are indeed related in a number of unpredictable and mutually enlightening ways. Marcus's readings of Balzac and Zola novels in the context of the new urban architecture are absolutely superb, and she remains subtle and unexpected at every step."--Bruce Robbins, author of Feeling Global

Five Flights Up

  • Filename: five-flights-up.
  • ISBN: 9781568986708
  • Release Date: 2012-04-17
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Toni Schlesinger
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books



A flop house, a pumping station, a maid's room, a homeless center, a former brothel, a Richard Meier building, a circus trailer, a sail boat, a skyscraper, buildings named Esther and Loraine—just a few of the places New Yorkers call home. For the past eight years writer Toni Schlesinger has been bringing us these "conversation places" in her weekly column in the Village Voice. Through her incisive questioning, original writing, and comic parallel reveries, Schlesinger creates miniature documentaries on the lives, passions, hopes, and heartbreaks of many of New York City's millions

Stories of House and Home

  • Filename: stories-of-house-and-home.
  • ISBN: 9781501701832
  • Release Date: 2015-10-27
  • Number of pages: 312
  • Author: Christine Varga-Harris
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press



Stories of House and Home is a social and cultural history of the massive construction campaign that Khrushchev instituted in 1957 to resolve the housing crisis in the Soviet Union and to provide each family its own apartment. Decent housing was deemed the key to a healthy, productive home life, which was essential to the realization of socialist collectivism. Drawing on archival materials, as well as memoirs, fiction, and the Soviet press, Christine Varga-Harris shows how the many aspects of this enormous state initiative—from neighborhood planning to interior design—sought to alleviate crowded, undignified living conditions and sculpt residents into ideal Soviet citizens. She also details how individual interests intersected with official objectives for Soviet society during the Thaw, a period characterized by both liberalization and vigilance in everyday life. Set against the backdrop of the widespread transition from communal to one-family living, Stories of House and Home explores the daily experiences and aspirations of Soviet citizens who were granted new apartments and those who continued to inhabit the old housing stock due to the chronic problems that beset the housing program. Varga-Harris analyzes the contradictions apparent in heroic advances and seemingly inexplicable delays in construction, model apartments boasting modern conveniences and decrepit dwellings, happy housewarmings and disappointing moves, and new residents and individuals requesting to exchange old apartments. She also reveals how Soviet citizens identified with the state and with the broader project of building socialism.

740 Park

  • Filename: 740-park.
  • ISBN: 9780767917445
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 561
  • Author: Michael Gross
  • Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.



Provides a close-up look at one of the world's most coveted addresses, the apartment building at seventy-four Park Avenue that was constructed by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's grandfather and has housed the Bouviers, Rockefellers, Saul Steinberg, Ronald O. Perelman, and other legendary icons. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Apartment Stories

  • Filename: apartment-stories.
  • ISBN: OCLC:966628760
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 5
  • Author: Ricky Garni
  • Publisher:



The Apartment Book

  • Filename: the-apartment-book.
  • ISBN: PSU:000045766336
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 31
  • Author: Richard Platt
  • Publisher: Dk Pub



Illustrates a day in the life of an apartment building by showing activities going on in different units at various times between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m.

The Venice Apartment and Other Stories

  • Filename: the-venice-apartment-and-other-stories.
  • ISBN: 9781412240376
  • Release Date: 2006-12-22
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Erna Cooper
  • Publisher:



Artists, travelers and truth-seekers learn about power, possession and freedom through nature and art, haunted houses and unburied treasures that unravel mysteries about love, the living and the dead.

A Paris Apartment

  • Filename: a-paris-apartment.
  • ISBN: 9781466849624
  • Release Date: 2014-04-22
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Michelle Gable
  • Publisher: Macmillan



The New York Times Best Seller! Now with an excerpt of Michelle's new book, I'll See You in Paris! Bienvenue à Paris! When April Vogt's boss tells her about an apartment in the ninth arrondissement that has been discovered after being shuttered for the past seventy years, the Sotheby's continental furniture specialist does not hear the words "dust" or "rats" or "decrepit." She hears Paris. She hears escape. Once in France, April quickly learns the apartment is not merely some rich hoarder's repository. Beneath the cobwebs and stale perfumed air is a goldmine, and not because of the actual gold (or painted ostrich eggs or mounted rhinoceros horns or bronze bathtub). First, there's a portrait by one of the masters of the Belle Epoque, Giovanni Boldini. And then there are letters and journals written by the very woman in the painting, Marthe de Florian. These documents reveal that she was more than a renowned courtesan with enviable decolletage. Suddenly April's quest is no longer about the bureaux plats and Louis-style armchairs that will fetch millions at auction. It's about discovering the story behind this charismatic woman. It's about discovering two women, actually. With the help of a salty (and annoyingly sexy) Parisian solicitor and the courtesan's private diaries, April tries to uncover the many secrets buried in the apartment. As she digs into Marthe's life, April can't help but take a deeper look into her own. Having left behind in the States a cheating husband, a family crisis about to erupt, and a career she's been using as the crutch to simply get by, she feels compelled to sort out her own life too. When the things she left bubbling back home begin to boil over, and Parisian delicacies beyond flaky pâtisseries tempt her better judgment, April knows that both she and Marthe deserve happy finales. Whether accompanied by croissants or champagne, this delectable debut novel depicts the Paris of the Belle Epoque and the present day with vibrant and stunning allure. Based on historical events, Michelle Gable's A Paris Apartment will entertain and inspire, as readers embrace the struggles and successes of two very unforgettable women.

Building Stories

  • Filename: building-stories.
  • ISBN: 0375424334
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Chris Ware
  • Publisher: Pantheon



Presents an illustrated tale, told in various books and folded sheets, about the residents in a three-story Chicago apartment building, including a lonely single woman, a couple who are growing to despise each other, and an elderly landlady --

An Apartment in Viareggio A Collection of Short Stories with Critical Introduction

  • Filename: an-apartment-in-viareggio-a-collection-of-short-stories-with-critical-introduction.
  • ISBN: 7532314928
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 162
  • Author: Brian Gebhart
  • Publisher:



This collection represents stories written during a three year period, from the fall of 2004 to the spring of 2007. All of the stories, with the exception of "Flyover," were written for fiction workshops at Oklahoma State. The work follows in the tradition of the literary short story, with themes including: travel, pop culture, the relationship between people and their environment, the struggle to achieve meaningful human contact in the contemporary world, the transition between adolescence and adulthood, and the essential loneliness of the human condition.

Before the Mortgage

  • Filename: before-the-mortgage.
  • ISBN: 9781416940821
  • Release Date: 2006-04-01
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Christina Amini
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



The swank apartment, the killer job, and the perfect boyfriend/girlfriend haven't yet fallen into place. Is this really adulthood? Welcome to life before the mortgage. Here's what you need to know. Christina Amini and Rachel Hutton have brought together the very best writing on this unpredictable -- and often hilarious -- time. This book features essays by celebrated writers such as Joel Stein, Thisbe Nissen, Thomas Beller, Found magazine's Davy Rothbart, and ReadyMade's Shoshana Berger, as well as exciting new writers.

The Apartment Plot

  • Filename: the-apartment-plot.
  • ISBN: 9780822347736
  • Release Date: 2010-11-11
  • Number of pages: 310
  • Author: Pamela Robertson Wojcik
  • Publisher: Duke University Press



Rethinks films including Pillow Talk and Rear Window by identifying the apartment plot as a distinct genre, one in which the urban apartment figures as a central narrative device.

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