Ballpark: Baseball in the American City, 1st Edition (PDF ebook)


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Full title: Ballpark: Baseball in the American City, 1st Edition  by Paul Goldberger
ISBN-13: 9780307701541
Copyright Year: 2019
Publisher: Knopf
File type: PDF
File Size: 10.7 Mb

An exhilarating, splendidly illustrated, entirely new look at the history of baseball: told through the stories of the vibrant and ever-changing ballparks where the game was and is staged, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic. From the earliest corrals of the mid-1800s (Union Grounds in Brooklyn was a “saloon in the open air”), to the much mourned parks of the early 1900s (Detroit’s Tiger Stadium, Cincinnati’s Palace of the Fans), to the stadiums we fill today, Paul Goldberger makes clear the inextricable bond between the American city and America’s favorite pastime. In the changing locations and architecture of our ballparks, Goldberger reveals the manifestations of a changing society: the earliest ballparks evoked the Victorian age in their accommodationsbleachers for the riffraff, grandstands for the middle-class; the “concrete donuts” of the 1950s and ’60s made plain television’s grip on the public’s attention; and more recent ballparks, like Baltimore’s Camden Yards, signal a new way forward for stadium design and for baseball’s role in urban development. Throughout, Goldberger shows us the way in which baseball’s history is concurrent with our cultural history: the rise of urban parks and public transportation; the development of new building materials and engineering and design skills. And how the site details and the requirements of the gamethe diamond, the outfields, the walls, the grandstandsshaped our most beloved ballparks. A fascinating, exuberant ode to the Edens at the heart of our citieswhere dreams are as limitless as the outfields.
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