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The Plan of Chicago : Daniel Burnham and the remaking of the American city

Author: Carl S Smith
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Series: Chicago visions + revisions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Arguably the most influential document in the history of American urban planning, Daniel Burnham's 1909 'Plan of Chicago' proposed many of the city's most distinctive features. This text reveals the Plan's central role in shaping the ways people have envisioned the cityscape and urban life itself.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Daniel Hudson Burnham; Daniel Hudson Burnham; Daniel Hudson Burnham; Daniel Hudson Burnham; Daniel Hudson Burnham
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl S Smith
ISBN: 0226764710 9780226764719 9780226764726 0226764729
OCLC Number: 64084653
Description: xvii, 183 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Planning before the plan. --
Antecedents and inspirations. --
The city the planners saw. --
The plan comes together. --
Creating the plan. --
Reading the plan. --
Promotion. --
Implementation. --
Heritage.
Series Title: Chicago visions + revisions.
Responsibility: Carl Smith.
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"This well-written book on the 1909 "Plan of Chicago," 'The Burnham Plan, ' excellently summarizes numerous publications about the plan and its influence on Chicago's development."-J.W. Stamper, Read more...

 
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