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Civilizing American Cities : Writings on City Landscapes (71 Edition)

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Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903) designed New York City's Central Park, Brooklyn's Prospect Park, Chicago's South Park and Jackson Park, Montreal's Mount Royal Park, the park systems of Boston and Buffalo, and many others. But Olmsted also designed parkways and neighborhoods, reshaping cities around their parks. He thus reinvented the American urban landscape as a democratic outdoor setting that encouraged a new kind of participation in city life. Olmsted was one of the most gifted of American writers of his generation: prior to designing Central Park, he had written five important books, including The Cotton Kingdom (an account of his travels in the slave states), and his writings on American landscapes are unfailingly lively, eloquent, and passionate. Civilizing American Cities collects Olmsted's plans for New York, San Francisco, Buffalo, Montreal, Chicago, and Boston; his suburban plans for Berkeley, California and Riverside, Illinois; and a generous helping of his writings on urban landscape in general. These selections, expertly edited and introduced, are not only enjoyable but essential reading for anyone interested in the history—and the future—of America's cities.

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"Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903) designed New York City's Central Park, Brooklyn's Prospect Park, Chicago's South Park and Jackson Park, Montreal's Mount Royal Park, the park systems of Boston and Bu"

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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ISBN:
9780306807657
Editor:
Sutton, S. B.
Author:
Sutton, S. B.
Author:
Olmsted, Frederick Law
Author:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, JR
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Parks & Campgrounds
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
City planning
Subject:
Urban parks.
Subject:
Urban parks -- United States.
Subject:
Political Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
City planning -- United States.
Subject:
Architecture-Urban Planning
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
104-732
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
318
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 14.4 oz

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