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Great city parks

Author: Alan Tate
Publisher: London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, [2004] ©2004
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Great City Parks is a celebration of some of the finest achievements of landscape architecture in the public realm. It is a comparative study of thirty significant public parks in major cities across Western Europe and North America. Collectively, they give a clear picture of why parks have been created, how they have been designed, how they are managed, and what plans are being made for them at the beginning of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tate, Alan, 1951-
Great city parks
(OCoLC)773822278
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Tate
ISBN: 9781317612988 1317612981
OCLC Number: 904547975
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Description: 1 online resource (218 pages) : illustrations (chiefly col.), plans.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of drawings; Acknowledgements; Preface; INTRODUCTION; 1 PALEY PARK, NEW YORK; 2 VILLAGE OF YORKVILLE PARK, TORONTO; 3 FREEWAY PARK, SEATTLE; 4 BRYANT PARK, NEW YORK; 5 THE HIGH LINE, NEW YORK; 6 PARC DE BERCY, PARIS; 7 WESTERGASFABRIEK, AMSTERDAM; 8 PARC ANDRÉ-CITROËN, PARIS; 9 PARK GÜELL, BARCELONA; 10 PARC DES BUTTES-CHAUMONT, PARIS; 11 ST JAMES'S PARK, LONDON; 12 PARQUE DE MARIA LUISA, SEVILLE; 13 LUISENPARK, MANNHEIM; 14 VONDELPARK, AMSTERDAM; 15 PARC DE LA VILLETTE, PARIS; 16 BIRKENHEAD PARK, MERSEYSIDE. 17 QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK, LONDON18 GRANT PARK, CHICAGO; 19 THE REGENT'S PARK, LONDON; 20 STADTPARK, HAMBURG; 21 LANDSCHAFTSPARK DUISBURG-NORD; 22 GROßER TIERGARTEN, BERLIN; 23 PROSPECT PARK, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK; 24 CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK; 25 STANLEY PARK, VANCOUVER; 26 GOLDEN GATE PARK, SAN FRANCISCO; 27 EMERALD NECKLACE, BOSTON; 28 FOREST PARK, ST LOUIS; 29 AMSTERDAMSE BOS; 30 MINNEAPOLIS PARK SYSTEM; REFLECTIONS; Appendix: List of parks by date construction to current design commenced; Bibliography; Image Credits; Index.
Responsibility: Alan Tate.

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Great City Parks is a celebration of some of the finest achievements of landscape architecture in the public realm. It is a comparative study of thirty significant public parks in major cities across Western Europe and North America. Collectively, they give a clear picture of why parks have been created, how they have been designed, how they are managed, and what plans are being made for them at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Based on unique research including extensive site visits and interviews with the managing organisations, this book is illustrated throughout with clear plans a.

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