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The making of urban America : a history of city planning in the United States

Author: John William Reps
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1965.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the early colonial period to the First World War, this title explores to what extent city planning has been rooted in the nation's tradition, showing the extent of European influence on early  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Illustrated works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John William Reps
ISBN: 0691006180 9780691006185
OCLC Number: 1130801
Description: xv, 574 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 23 x 28 cm
Contents: Preface --
European planning on the eve of American colonization --
The Spanish towns of Colonial America --
The towns of New France --
Town planning in the Tidewater Colonies --
New towns in a New England --
New Amsterdam, Philadelphia, and towns of the Middle Colonies --
Colonial towns of Carolina and Georgia --
Pioneer cities of the Ohio Valley --
Planning the national capital --
Boulevard Baroque and diagonal designs --
Gridiron cities and checkerboard plans --
Cemeteries, parks, and suburbs: picturesque planning in the romantic style --
Cities for sale: land speculation in American planning --
Towns by the tracks --
The towns the companies built --
Cities of Zion: the planning of utopian and religious communities --
Minor towns and mutant plans --
Chicago Fair and capital city: the rebirth of American urban planning.
Responsibility: by John W. Reps.

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"An exhaustive research document on the history of city planning in the United States... A cartographic gem."--The New York Times "An extraordinarily handsome volume."--The Los Angeles Times "This Read more...

 
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