Soul of the City

Soul of the City

The Pike Place Public Market

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
An updated publication that marks the centennial anniversary of Seattle's favorite institution, the Pike Place Market, illustrates the many people who have fought to sustain it to keep progress from paving and reshaping it. Original.

Univ of Washington Pr

Soul of the City: The Pike Place Public Market marks the centennial anniversary of Seattle's favorite institution - Pike Place Public Market. A space that annually draws more people than any of the city’s major sporting and cultural events, Pike Place has a reputation among American markets that is comparable to Les Halles in Paris and Convent Garden in London - the difference being that it has survived.

Survival of the peoples’ market has not been easy for Pike Place and Soul of the City illustrates the many people who have fought to sustain it. There have always been those who have wanted to "improve" the Market by bringing it into conformity with the development spirit of the moment but somehow the Pike Place Market buildings remain on the face of a bluff, descending story by story to Western Avenue, with windows open to vistas of Elliott Bay, Puget Sound, and the Olympic Mountains. People arrive from farms and city neighborhoods to shop, sell, gather with friends, and take in the view.



Book News
Where else can you talk to the people who actually made the cheese you are buying? Or pick out your dinner fish from a tank? Or take home celery with the morning dew still on it? Not Covent Garden or Les Halles, neither of which has survived as they were intended. Seattle's Pike Place Public Market is still going strong, and for good reason. It cascades down a bluff facing Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, it is neatly sorted although not always logical, and if you want it, experts will fling a big fish in a graceful arc over your head. Consultant Shorett (working on behalf of the late great reporter Morgan) updates the 1982 edition, including the efforts by some to "improve" the market, and provides a wealth of period and contemporary illustrations. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer

Soul of the City: The Pike Place Public Market marks the centennial anniversary of Seattle's favorite institution - Pike Place Public Market. A space that annually draws more people than any of the city’s major sporting and cultural events, Pike Place has a reputation among American markets that is comparable to Les Halles in Paris and Convent Garden in London - the difference being that it has survived.

Survival of the peoples’ market has not been easy for Pike Place and Soul of the City illustrates the many people who have fought to sustain it. There have always been those who have wanted to “improve” the Market by bringing it into conformity with the development spirit of the moment but somehow the Pike Place Market buildings remain on the face of a bluff, descending story by story to Western Avenue, with windows open to vistas of Elliott Bay, Puget Sound, and the Olympic Mountains. People arrive from farms and city neighborhoods to shop, sell, gather with friends, and take in the view.



Publisher: Seattle : Market Foundation : In Association with the University of Washington Press, c2007
Edition: Updated ed
Description: 175, [1] p. : ill., map ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9780295987460
0295987464
Branch Call Number: 979.777 Sho

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