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.

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

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.

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.

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 --

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.

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.

Apartment 14F

  • Filename: apartment-14f.
  • ISBN: 9781615720118
  • Release Date: 2009-09-01
  • Number of pages: 27
  • Author: Christian Saunders
  • Publisher: Damnation Books



When Jerry arrives in Beijing, he discovers a strange world where strange nightmares and past occurances bode ill for his future.

Industrial Development and Manufacturers Record

  • Filename: industrial-development-and-manufacturers-record.
  • ISBN: NYPL:33433109947790
  • Release Date: 1922
  • Number of pages:
  • Author:
  • Publisher:



Beginning in 1956 each vol. includes as a regular number the Blue book of southern progress and the Southern industrial directory, formerly issued separately.

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