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Media Capital: Architecture and Communications in New York City

Aurora Wallace


In a declaration of the ascendance of the American media industry, nineteenth-century press barons in New York City helped to invent the skyscraper, a quintessentially American icon of progress and aspiration. Early newspaper buildings in the country's media capital were designed to communicate both commercial and civic ideals, provide public space and prescribe discourse, and speak to class and mass in equal measure. This book illustrates how the media have continued to use the city as a space in which to inscribe and assert their power. With a unique focus on corporate headquarters as embodi ... More

Keywords: media culture, corporate headquarters, urban space, press power, media industry, corporate branding, mass media, late capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037344
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037344.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aurora Wallace, author
New York University