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Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas  

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(1899–1979).Painter. A leader of the Harlem Renaissance, he led the way for African-American artists to employ explicitly black themes, fostering a resurgence of racial pride in black art. Born in ...
food

food  

Any material containing nutrients, such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats, which are required by living organisms in order to obtain energy for growth and maintenance. Heterotrophic organisms, such ...
Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick Law Olmsted  

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(1822–1903).One of the most important landscape-architects of C19 after Downing's death, he developed the C18 English Picturesque style of landscape, and was an innovator in the design of public ...
Lewis Mumford

Lewis Mumford  

(1895–1990).American architectural and town-planning critic. A disciple of Patrick Geddes, his views on urban planning originally stemmed from that source. His Story of Utopias (1922) was followed by ...
Los Angeles

Los Angeles  

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For many years the city played second fiddle to its northern rival San Francisco, although it was a good legitimate theatre town with such people as Oliver Morosco running theatres ...
modernization

modernization  

View of historical progression as a series of stages, reflecting intellectual, technological, economic, and political development. The view is associated with the Marxist doctrine of historical ...
shopping mall

shopping mall  

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1 Pedestrianized walkway lined by shops, etc., in a shopping-centre.2 Equivalent of the suburban (or ‘out-of-town’) shopping-centre, but situated within a town or city, associated with an established ...
skyscraper

skyscraper  

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A very tall building, usually based on a steel- or concrete-framed structure. The term originated in the United States in the late 1880s.
urban renewal

urban renewal  

Fashionable American term of the 1950s, which really meant large-scale destructive redevelopment of urban areas, often in association with central or municipal government. It was adopted in the ...

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