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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.
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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
OCLC Number: 64084653
Description: xvii, 183 p. : ill. ; 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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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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"Fascinating. . . . One comes away from this finely written book with the conviction that Burnham is arguably not only the most influential person in Chicago's history--but also America's most Read more...

 
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