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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Daniel Hudson Burnham; Edward H Bennett; Charles Moore; Commercial Club of Chicago.
|Notes:||Originally published: Chicago : Commercial Club, 1909.
Previous ed. cataloged under the Commercial Club of Chicago.
|Description:||xvi, xviii, 164 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm|
|Contents:||Fabric of city life: the social agenda in Burnham's draft of the Plan of Chicago / Kristen Schaffer --
Origin of the plan of Chicago --
City planning in ancient and modern times --
Chicago, the metropolis of the middle west --
The Chicago Park system --
Streets within the city --
The heart of Chicago --
Plan of Chicago --
Appendix: Legal aspects of the plan of Chicago.
|Responsibility:||Daniel H. Burnham, Edward H. Bennett ; edited by Charles Moore ; with a new introduction by Kristen Schaffer.|
Plan of Chicago reproduces all 143 plates from the original, 48 in color. It also contains a plate of City Hall, rendered in color by Jules Guérin, that was omitted from the 1909 edition. Kristen Schaffer's new introduction examines Burham's handwritten draft of the book focusing on those parts that were edited out of the publication, to suggest a reinterpretation of the plan."--Jacket.
The wider public will find this recent edition powerful for addressing many issues of city formation still of relevance today. Kevin Harrington, Design Book Review