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Civilizing American cities : writings on city landscapes

Author: Frederick Law Olmsted; S B Sutton
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903.
Civilizing American cities.
New York : Da Capo Press, 1997
(OCoLC)652075574
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Law Olmsted; S B Sutton
ISBN: 0306807653 9780306807657
OCLC Number: 35910166
Notes: Originally published: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1971.
Description: 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Frederick Law Olmsted, 1922-1903: introduction / S.B. Sutton --
2. Expanding cities: random versus organized growth : The structure of cities: a historical view ; The misfortunes of New York ; Public parks and the enlargement of towns --
3. City parks and improved use of metropolitan spaces : San Francisco, 1866: a city in search of identity ; Buffalo: a lakeshore park and pleasing parkways ; Chicago: taming the waterfront ; Montreal: a mountaintop park and some thoughts on art and nature ; Boston: parks and parkways: a green ribbon --
4. Suburban solutions : Berkeley: a university community ; Riverside, Illinois: a planned community near Chicago.
Responsibility: Frederick Law Olmsted ; edited by S.B. Sutton.
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