Media Capital by Aurora Wallace
Architecture and Communications in New York City (History of Communication)

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With a unique focus on corporate headquarters as embodiments of the values of the press and as signposts for understanding media culture, Media Capital: Architecture and Communications in New York City demonstrates the mutually supporting relationship between the media and urban space. Aurora Wallace considers how architecture contributed to the power of the press, the nature of the reading public, the commercialization of media, and corporate branding in the media industry. Tracing the rise and concentration of the media industry in New York City from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, Wallace analyzes physical and discursive space, as well as labor, technology, and aesthetics, to understand the entwined development of the mass media and late capitalism._x000B_

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AURORA WALLACE is Assistant Professor in the Department of Culture and Communications at New York University. She received a Ph.D. in Communications from McGilll University in Montreal and was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University. Her research looks at media, architecture and urban space, 19th and 20th century newspaper and journalism history, and crime in the media.
Published October 8, 2012 by University of Illinois Press. 192 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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