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The City in a Garden: A Photographic History of Chicago's Parks (Illinois)

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Publisher Comments:

Most people, specialists or not, typically think of New York City or Boston when considering the early development of parks and open spaces in American cities. Despite the size and importance of the Chicago park system, its history is less well known-even to many of those Chicagoans who regularly enjoy its facilities.

City in a Garden, developed in association with the Chicago Park District itself, changes that: its 184 largeand#8212;format pages, packed with 140 images and a closely integrated text, provide the first official documentary chronicle of Chicago's parks. Thirty-one of the city's finest spaces are profiled, using photographsand#8212;both contemporary and historical-along with detailed vignettes and captions to trace their development. The visual treat of the book's fine-art duotones combines with its emphasis on narrative history to create a rich and magnificent exploration of a city's most beautiful sites.

About the Author

Julia Sniderman Bachrach serves as a historian for the Chicago Park District.

Bill Kurtis, author of Bill Kurtis on Assignment, has worked as a journalist, a television news anchor, and the host of AandE Network series such as American Justice and The New Explorers

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Bill Kurtis
and#160;
A History of Chicago's Parks, by Julia Sniderman Bachrach
and#160;
Notes to the Essay
and#160;
Park Profiles
and#160;and#160; Auburn
and#160;and#160; Burnham
and#160;and#160; Calumet
and#160;and#160; Douglas
and#160;and#160; Fuller
and#160;and#160; Garfield
and#160;and#160; Gompers
and#160;and#160; Grant
and#160;and#160; Hamilton
and#160;and#160; Humboldt
and#160;and#160; Indian Boundary
and#160;and#160; Jackson
and#160;and#160; La Follette
and#160;and#160; Lincoln
and#160;and#160; Marquette
and#160;and#160; McKinley
and#160;and#160; Ogden
and#160;and#160; Oz
and#160;and#160; Ping Tom Memorial
and#160;and#160; Portage
and#160;and#160; Pulaski
and#160;and#160; Pullman and Arcade
and#160;and#160; Rainbow Beach
and#160;and#160; Riis
and#160;and#160; Sherman
and#160;and#160; South Shore Cultural Center
and#160;and#160; Trumbull
and#160;and#160; Union
and#160;and#160; Washington
and#160;and#160; Washington Square
and#160;
Glossary of Key Figures, Terms, and Organizations
Suggested Readings
Acknowledgments
About the Author and Photographers

Product Details

ISBN:
9781930066021
Subtitle:
A Photographic History of Chicago's Parks
Foreword:
Kurtis, Bill
Author:
Bachrach, Julia S.
Author:
Bachrach, Julie Sniderman
Author:
Bachrach, J.
Author:
Bachrach, Julia Sniderman
Author:
Kurtis, Bill
Author:
Kurtis, Bill
Publisher:
Center for American Places
Location:
Placitas, N.M.
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Photography, Artistic
Subject:
Travel - U.S./Midwest
Subject:
Urban parks.
Subject:
Photographie artistique
Subject:
Parcs urbains
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - U.S./Midwest
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-172).
Series:
Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places
Series Volume:
no. 77
Publication Date:
20010901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
140 illustrations
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 9 in

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