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  New England - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The name New England dates to the earliest days of European settlement: in 1616 Captain John Smith described the area in a pamphlet "New England." The name was officially sanctioned in 1620 by the grant of King James I to the Plymouth Council for New England.
The confederation was designed largely to coordinate mutual defense against the Dutch in the New Netherland colony to the south and the French in New France to the north, as well as to enforce the return of runaway slaves.
New England is also the setting for most of the gothic horror stories of H.P. Lovecraft, mostly because he lived his life in Providence, Rhode Island.
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 New Georgia Encyclopedia: CNN
In a television news universe dominated by the "big three" networks (CBS, NBC, and ABC), many wondered if there was room for such a shoestring operation, particularly one that planned to fill an enormous amount of airtime on a budget that was a fraction of what the networks spent.
Part of the concept of CNN was that the news, not the anchor, would be the star.
The network's early format, drawn in part from that of all-news radio, was centered on a news "wheel." Major stories were repeated on a cyclical basis throughout the day, sometimes with minor modifications.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2643   (1221 words)

  
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It is a must for anyone interested in photography, in New York City, in urban history and urban magic, in the career of a woman artist.
Abbott's important oevre is divided into three parts: her portraits of literary and artistic personalities in Europe and America, her photographs of the buildings of New York, and her photographs of scientific phenomenon, made in collaboration with a group of scientists at M.I.T. in the sixties.
Changing New York is the title of Abbott's definitive photographic study which she did from 1935 to 1939 with support fromthe Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project.
elsa.photo.net /abbott.htm   (1770 words)

  
 Berenice Abbott's Changing New York
NEW YORK CITY -- In January 1929, after spending eight years in Europe, the young photographer Berenice Abbott returned to the United States and was seized by a "fantastic passion" to photograph New York City, a passion she pursued against great odds for the next ten years.
The resulting "Changing New York" project, funded by the Federal Art project of the WPA and sponsored by the museum, contained 305 photographs that were subsequently given to the museum.
A careful new study of these materials resulted in the book Berenice Abbott: Changing New York, the Complete WPA Project, written by Bonnie Yochelson and published in November 1997 by the museum and The New Press.
www.antiquesandthearts.com /archive/ny.htm   (544 words)

  
 Changing New York
"To photograph New York City," I stated more fully in the plan, "means to seek to catch in the sensitive photographic emulsion the spirit of the metropolis, while remaining true to its essential fact, its hurrying tempo, its congested streets, the past jostling the present.
The years went on, and the fantastic passion for New York continued to obsess me. As far as time and finances permitted, I photographed the city on my own, building up the "chronicle in photographs" which I was always hoping could be carried out on a larger and more complete scale.
Previously my New York photographs had been exhibited at the opening of the Museum's new building in 1932, several times at the Julien Levy Gallery and in Paris, San Francisco, Boston, Hartford, Springfield, etc., where the response was enthusiastic.
newdeal.feri.org /art/art05.htm   (1185 words)

  
 H-Net Review: Wendell E. Pritchett on Berenice Abbott: Changing New York
New York's artists, having lost the support of their Wall Street patrons, were scrambling to survive, not thinking of grandiose new ventures.
Abbott produced a voluminous body of work on 1930s New York, but there are several major omissions, and these exclusions compromise her goal of presenting a social portrait of the city.
New York is known for being a large city with small neighborhoods--Chinatown and Little Italy are only two of the more famous examples--but the Abbott's pictures do not reveal the vibrant social life of the city.
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=12156896304675   (1842 words)

  
 Changing New York City (Gotham Gazette. June, 2002)
New York City has always been much different from the rest of the state and the nation.
In 1980 about 24 percent of New Yorkers were foreign born (this category does not include Puerto Ricans or those born in other US territories that are not part of the 50 states and the District of Columbia).
According to these new census results, the proportion of homeowners (about 400,000 of the roughly 3 million households in New York City) who pay more than 35 percent of their income for housing costs soared from about one fifth to well over one quarter during the 1990s.
www.gothamgazette.com /article/20020601/5/121   (1322 words)

  
 Berenice Abbott
The Museum of the City of New York was founded in 1923 and modeled on the Musée Carnavalet in Paris.
A lack of funds in the midst of the Depression while the museum was about to complete its new building at Fifth Avenue prevented Scholle from financially supporting her idea of documenting the transformation of the city's landmarks which were about to disappear.
Changing New York presented 111 photographs, half the number then in her files.
www.cosmopolis.ch /english/cosmo30/berenice_abbott.htm   (2776 words)

  
 Conscientious: Review: New York Changing by Douglas Levere   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
New York City became the target of Islamic fundamentalists, and for ultra-conservative Americans, it has also become the symbol of everything that (supposedly) is wrong with the country.
About sixty years later, Douglas Levere went out to re-record New York City, finding the spots that Berenice Abbott had taken photos at, using the same equipment, and trying to get as close as possible to achieving the same look-and-feel of the photos as possible.
New York City is changing, and it is not changing from a better to worse or from a worse to better but simply from one stage to the next, to a different one.
www.jmcolberg.com /weblog/archives/001369.html   (459 words)

  
 Changing New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Changing New York was a collection of photographs by Berenice Abbott that was published in 1939.
This work has provided a historical chronicle of many now-destroyed buildings and neighborhoods of Manhattan.
New York Public Library—Berenice Abbott: Changing New York
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Changing_New_York   (82 words)

  
 what are we reading?
The titling of Berenice Abbott's classic 1939 book Changing New York almost screams for what Levere accomplished sixty years later, a rephotographed update that documents the changing fabric of Manhattan and the other boroughs.
Spending his free time from 1997-2002 documenting this change, Levere's 81 photographs (about 25% of Abbott's orginal) come at a time when urban change is more rapid and accepted.
In the second case, small buildings, storefronts, and other unexceptional architecture exhibits the most change, being susceptible to the wrecking ball and changing tastes and trends.
www.archidose.org /books/abbott.html   (327 words)

  
 NYPL Digital Gallery | Explore All Collections
Changing New York: Photographs by Berenice Abbott, 1935-1938
More than 54,000 New York City archival photographs (and their captioned versos) from the 1870s-1970s arranged by borough and street; the majority are exterior building views and neighborhood scenes from the 1910s-1940s.
Nearly 2,000 photographs, lantern slides and postcards documenting New York Public Library buildings, collections, and programs, as well as those of NYPL predecessor institutions including the New York Free Circulating Library.
digitalgallery.nypl.org /nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?...   (3097 words)

  
 Ghost of a flea: New York Changing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
New York has seen some changes since the 1930s.
New York Changing, the current body of work by New York City photographer Douglas Levere, is a photographic record of the ever-changing landscape of New York City.
Guided by Berenice Abbott’s 1930’s project Changing New York, Levere revisited neighborhoods and former storefronts, documenting the evolution of the metropolis known for constantly reinventing itself.
www.ghostofaflea.com /archives/004024.html   (116 words)

  
 The Morning News - New York Changing, by Douglas Levere
Photographer Douglas Levere is the author of New York Changing.
His photographs are on view at the Museum of the City of New York through November 13, 2005.
Summer is tourist season in New York City and maybe you’re one of them, on a visit to the city, unsure of where to go.
www.themorningnews.org /archives/photography/new_york_changing.php   (936 words)

  
 National Museum of Women in the Arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Washington, D.C. Changing New York is photographer Berenice Abbott’s extraordinary documentation of New York from 1935 to 1939, when the city lost its 19th-century trappings to skyscrapers that would transform the skyline.
Abbott (1898-1991) arrived in New York as an aspiring sculptor from her native Ohio in 1918, then joined the expatriate exodus of artists to Paris in 1921.
She concentrated not only on new skyscrapers and mass transit but also on subjects that were disappearing because of these changes.
www.nmwa.org /news/news.asp?newsid=74   (712 words)

  
 Berenice Abbott
Berenice Abbott : Changing New York by Bonnie Yochelson, Berenice Abbott
Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) was one of this century's greatest photographers, and her New York City images have come to define 1930's New York.
When she returned to New York, Abbott taught and compiled two photo documentaries, "Changing New York" and "Route 1." In 1958 she began a series of science photographs which reestablished her reputation as a leading photographer.
www.queertheory.com /histories/a/abbott_berenice.htm   (643 words)

  
 New York Changing | Revisiting Bernice Abbott's New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Bernice Abbott photographed New York City before WWII and published it in book form in 1939 as Changing New York.
In this new supplementary edition, Levere has sought out the exact positions --- along with the month of the original and even the time of day --- of eighty or so of Abbott's fl-and-white photographs.
He then duplicates, as best he is able, the original street scene --- showing changes that had come about in the intervening years to that street or neighborhood.
www.ralphmag.org /DK/new-york-photos.html   (405 words)

  
 Archinect : Books : New York Changing
The result was the landmark publication Changing New York, a milestone in the history of photography that stands as an indispensable record of the Depression-era city.
More than sixty years later, New York is an even denser city of steel-and-glass and restless energy.
Guided by Abbott's voice and vision, New York photographer Douglas Levere has revisited the sites of 100 of Abbott's photographs, meticulously duplicating her compositions with exacting detail; each shot is taken at the same time of day, at the same time of year, and with the same type of camera.
www.archinect.com /books/detail.php?id=7482_0_25_0_M   (172 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Berenice Abbott: Changing New York: The Museum of the City of New York: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This book is a great choice for those who love great photography, Berenice Abbott fans, those who are interested in the history of New York in the 1930s, and those who would like to enjoy a little nostalgia about their formative years in that magnificent city.
Instead, she was transfixed by the changes in the New York City scene, and became obsessed by the opportunity to capture it photographically.
During the depths of the Depression, she was able to obtain a grant from the WPA to work with the Museum of the City of New York to create an exhaustive photographic essay of the city.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/1565845560   (799 words)

  
 cityofsound: New York Changing: Revisiting Berenice Abbott's New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Elsewhere, the change is simply increased density, the occasional glimpses of the river and sky through the forest of skyscrapers springing up in the 30s are now eradicated by a solid thicket of steel, glass and stone.
On the weekend that one of New York's greatest sons, Arthur Mlller, died, it seems apposite to recall Willy Loman's words in Death of a Salesman: "I'm still feeling kind of temporary about myself".
Change is the only permanence, nowhere more so than New York.
www.cityofsound.com /blog/2005/02/new_york_changi.html   (2118 words)

  
 Graham Foundation Lecture - Douglas Levere
American photographer Berenice Abbott's renowned Changing New York project of the late 1930's created an historic photographic-documentation of Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs.
For Levere to completely embrace Abbott's Changing New York project by rephotographing it gives him the opportunity to speak through Abbott's voice to strengthen his own.
Douglas Levere was educated at the University of Buffalo in design studies and has been working as a commercial photographer in New York City for the last thirteen years.
www.grahamfoundation.org /madlener/lecture-levere.asp   (247 words)

  
 New York Changing
New York Changing: Rephotographing Berenice Abbott's Changing New York to be published by Princeton Architectural Press, Fall 2004, 240 pages, 190 plates.
Courtesy Douglas Levere and The Museum of the City of New York.
The video is accompanied by the music of Mary Lou Williamson, a New York jazz pianist who Abbott admired greatly.
www.douglaslevere.com /nychanging/prints.html   (232 words)

  
 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Places Spaces & Changing Faces - New York
For over a century, New York City has been the proving ground for anyone who wants to distinguish themselves in their given field.
The physical layout of New York's famous skyline has been offered as a metaphor for both American culture in general and for jazz specifically by the eminent cultural critic John Kouwenhoven.
It was he who in 1928 had come up with the new dance filled with improvised "breakaways" — flinging his partner out and improvising solo steps before bringing her back again — which came to be called the lindy hop after the hero of the hour, Charles Lindbergh.
www.pbs.org /jazz/places/places_new_york.htm   (2297 words)

  
 The New York Times > New York Region > Record Immigration Is Changing the Face of New York's Neighborhoods
New Americans in Brooklyn in May, from left front, guang zhou, from china; Rahima Khatun, from Bangladesh; and Mario Leonardo Arzu, from Guatemala.
Even for a city with a storied immigrant past, the sheer size and diversity of the present foreign-born population is greater than ever before, according to the most detailed and sweeping portrait of immigrant New York ever to be issued by the City Planning Department.
The report, to be released today as a 265-page book called "The Newest New Yorkers 2000: Immigrant New York in the New Millennium," offers a comprehensive look at the foreign-born residents who have transformed the city's neighborhoods, schools and businesses, bringing sari shops to Queens, halal pizza to Brooklyn and Ghanaian preachers to the Bronx.
www.nytimes.com /2005/01/24/nyregion/24immigrant.html?ex=1264222800&en=7862129c97af90e8&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland   (799 words)

  
 cheesedip.com: new york changing
City of Sound has an exquisite review up of New York Changing: Revisiting Berenice Abbott's New York, in which Abbott's classic photos of New York in the 1930s are "juxtaposed with 'rephotographs' of the same subjects taken from exactly the same position 60 years later by Douglas Levere." Here's my favorite part:
Importantly, whilst the presentation of these photographs side by side can seem to depict a loss, the danger of nostalgia never far away, Abbott's and Levere's work are both dignified attempts to simply record the city, to freeze it at a moment in in their own time.
New York never fails to surprise me, I fall more and more in love with it most every day.
cheesedip.com /2005/02/22/new_york_changing.php   (970 words)

  
 Princeton Architectural Press: New York Changing
Bonnie Yochelson is an art historian and former curator of prints and photographs at the Museum of the City of New York.
"The New York photographs taken by Berenice Abbott for the WPA between 1935 and 1940 are well regarded both for their aesthetic qualities and as documents of the evolving skyscraper era.
"Berenice Abbott's renowned photographs of New York in the late 1930's, made to document its transformation to a skyscraper city, were reproduced as closely as possible from 1997 to 2003 by the photographer Douglas Levere with the identical type of camera, shooting from the same sites at the same time of day and year.
www.papress.com /bookpage.tpl?isbn=1568984731   (928 words)

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