The Resource The Borscht Belt : revisiting the remains of America's Jewish vacationland, photographs by Marisa Scheinfeld ; essays by Stefan Kanfer and Jenna Weissman Joselit

The Borscht Belt : revisiting the remains of America's Jewish vacationland, photographs by Marisa Scheinfeld ; essays by Stefan Kanfer and Jenna Weissman Joselit

Label
The Borscht Belt : revisiting the remains of America's Jewish vacationland
Title
The Borscht Belt
Title remainder
revisiting the remains of America's Jewish vacationland
Statement of responsibility
photographs by Marisa Scheinfeld ; essays by Stefan Kanfer and Jenna Weissman Joselit
Creator
Contributor
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Today 'the Borscht Belt' is recalled through the nostalgic lens of summer swims, Saturday night dances, and comedy performances. But its current state, like that of many other formerly glorious regions, is nothing like its earlier status. Forgotten about and exhausted, much of its structural environment has been left to decay. 'The Borscht Belt', which features essays by Stefan Kanfer and Jenna Weissman Joselit, presents Marisa Scheinfeld's photographs of abandoned sites where resorts, hotels, and bungalow colonies once boomed in the Catskill Mountain region of upstate New York. The book assembles images Scheinfeld has shot inside and outside locations that once buzzed with life as year-round havens for generations of people. Some of the structures have been lying abandoned for periods ranging from four to twenty years, depending on the specific hotel or bungalow colony and the conditions under which it closed. Other sites have since been demolished or repurposed, making this book an even more significant documentation of a pivotal era in American Jewish history. "The Borscht Belt' presents a contemporary view of more than forty hotel and bungalow sites. From entire expanses of abandoned properties to small lots containing drained swimming pools, the remains of 'the Borscht Belt' era now lie forgotten, overgrown, and vacant. In the absence of human activity, nature has reclaimed the sites, having encroached upon or completely overtaken them. Many of the interiors have been vandalized or marked by paintball players and graffiti artists. Each ruin lies radically altered by the elements and effects of time. Scheinfeld's images record all of these developments
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scheinfeld, Marisa
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F127.C3
LC item number
S29 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kanfer, Stefan
  • Joselit, Jenna Weissman
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Resorts
  • Abandoned buildings
  • Jews
  • Catskill Mountain Region (N.Y.)
Label
The Borscht Belt : revisiting the remains of America's Jewish vacationland, photographs by Marisa Scheinfeld ; essays by Stefan Kanfer and Jenna Weissman Joselit
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 28)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue / Marisa Scheinfeld -- Echoes of the Borscht Belt / Stefan Kanfer -- In the frame / Jenna Weissman Joselit -- Photographs -- Notes on the photographs
Control code
939245049
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm.
Extent
x, 188 pages
Isbn
9781501700590
Lccn
2016006302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map
Label
The Borscht Belt : revisiting the remains of America's Jewish vacationland, photographs by Marisa Scheinfeld ; essays by Stefan Kanfer and Jenna Weissman Joselit
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 28)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue / Marisa Scheinfeld -- Echoes of the Borscht Belt / Stefan Kanfer -- In the frame / Jenna Weissman Joselit -- Photographs -- Notes on the photographs
Control code
939245049
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm.
Extent
x, 188 pages
Isbn
9781501700590
Lccn
2016006302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map

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