Lost Boston

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, 2006 - Architecture - 336 pages
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At once a fascinating narrative and a visual delight, Lost Boston bringsthe city's past to life. This updated edition includes a new section, illustrating the latest gains and losses in the struggle to preserveBoston's architectural heritage. With an engaging text and more than350 seldom-seen photographs and prints, Lost Boston offers a chanceto see the city as it once was, revealing architectural gems lost longago. An eminently readable history of the city's physical development, the book also makes an eloquent appeal for its preservation. Jane HoltzKay traces the evolution of Boston from the barren, swampy peninsulaof colonial times to the booming metropolis of today. In the process, she creates a family album for the city, infusing the text with the flavorand energy that makes Boston distin

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Curl up with this wonderful book and see where Boston has been. Beautiful homes and businesses that have been lost to history. Some due to fire, some due to neglect, and some due to process. From the home of John Hancock to Scollay Square. Read full review

Lost Boston

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Kay's 1980 volume is a history of the great city through its architecture, which is being lost to time. This edition has been updated to include Boston's massive undertaking of the construction of an ... Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Jane Holtz Kay is the architecture critic for both THE NATION and THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, and the author of ASPHALT NATION and LOST BOSTON. She lives in Boston.

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