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eBook Hotel Dreams: Luxury, Technology, and Urban Ambition in America, 1829–1929 (Studies in Industry and Society) ePub

by Molly W. Berger

  • ISBN: 0801899877
  • Category: Engineering
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Author: Molly W. Berger
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (April 18, 2011)
  • Pages: 328
  • ePub book: 1670 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
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Molly W. Berger offers a compelling history of the American hotel and how it captured the public’s imagination as it came to. .

Molly W. Berger offers a compelling history of the American hotel and how it captured the public’s imagination as it came to represent the complex―and often contentious―relationship among luxury, economic development, and the ideals of a democratic society. Berger profiles the country’s most prestigious hotels, including Boston’s 1829 Tremont, San Francisco's world-famous Palace, and Chicago's enormous Stevens. The fascinating stories behind their design, construction, and marketing reveal in rich detail how these buildings became cultural symbols that shaped the urban landscape.

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Possible Dreams: Enthusiasm for Technology in America. April 1993 · Technology and Culture. Before coming to America, I was so happy! I had long heard about things in America: "America is so good, so beautiful, with gold everywhere!" When my parents told me that our entire family would emigrate to America, I was so excited that for a few nights I could not fall asleep. It was a wonderful thing for me, but I also had worries on my mind grew up and to leave my friends and relatives. But my maternal aunt in America had told me: "American schools are very good.

Over the course of eight chapters, she uses in-depth biographical histories of specific establishments-most notably the Tremont House (Boston, 1829), the Continental (Philadelphia, 1860), the Palace Hotel (San Francisco, 1875), the first Waldorf-Astoria (New York, 1893 and 1897), and the Stevens Hotel (Chicago, 1927)-to illustrate how luxury hotels constituted an important.

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1 The Emergence of the American First-Class Hotel, 1820s: "All at Hand, and All of the Best" (page 11). Read. 2 The Tremont House, Boston, 1829: "A Style Entirely New" (page 29). 3 The Proliferation of Antebellum Hotels, 1830-1860: "Every Thing Is on a Gigantic Scale" (page 61). Berger offers a compelling history of the American hotel and how it captured the public’s imagination as it came to represent the complex-and often ship among luxury, economic development, and the ideals of a democratic society. The fascinating stories behind their design, construction, and marketing reveal in rich detail how these buildings became cultural symbols that shaped the urban landscape

In the introduction, Berger defines the luxury hotel and explains why and how she is going to study this building type.

In the introduction, Berger defines the luxury hotel and explains why and how she is going to study this building type. The book begins with the development of the modern hotel, a building type that was defined by its incorporation of the most recent technological innovations with little to no concern for cost. Berger locates the attention to technological advancement in hotel design within the context of an era in which technology and progress had merged into a unified concept in American society.

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Winner, 2012 Sally Hacker Prize, Society for the History of Technology

Hotel Dreams is a deeply researched and entertaining account of how the hotel’s material world of machines and marble integrated into and shaped the society it served. Molly W. Berger offers a compelling history of the American hotel and how it captured the public’s imagination as it came to represent the complex―and often contentious―relationship among luxury, economic development, and the ideals of a democratic society.

Berger profiles the country’s most prestigious hotels, including Boston’s 1829 Tremont, San Francisco's world-famous Palace, and Chicago's enormous Stevens. The fascinating stories behind their design, construction, and marketing reveal in rich detail how these buildings became cultural symbols that shaped the urban landscape.