Italian mosaicists and terrazzo workers in New York City : estimating the size, characteristic and structure of a high-skill building trade

Grossutti, Javier

Through the analysis of the skilled trades most widespread among migrants, scholars may generally be able to better understand the experience of Italians in the US. This paper examines the case of the mosaicists and terrazzo workers both as craftsmen and artisan entrepreneurs in New York City and also focuses on the aesthetic value of the works done by workers who arrived in the US in satisfying American societies desires for architectural embellishment.

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Italian Academy
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
Italian Academy Fellows' Seminar Working Papers
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March 29, 2011


October 2007.