Civilizing American Cities: Writings on City Landscapes / Edition 1

Civilizing American Cities: Writings on City Landscapes / Edition 1

by Frederick Law Olmsted
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0306807653

ISBN-13: 2900306807656

Pub. Date: 04/28/1997

Publisher: Da Capo Press

This collects Olmsted's plans for New York, San Francisco, Buffalo, Montreal, Chicago, and Boston; his suburban plans for Berkeley, California and Riverside, Illinois; and a generous helping of his writings on urban landscape in general. These selections, expertly edited and introduced, are not only enjoyable but essential reading for anyone interested in the history-

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This collects Olmsted's plans for New York, San Francisco, Buffalo, Montreal, Chicago, and Boston; his suburban plans for Berkeley, California and Riverside, Illinois; and a generous helping of his writings on urban landscape in general. These selections, expertly edited and introduced, are not only enjoyable but essential reading for anyone interested in the history--and the future--of America's cities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900306807656
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320

Table of Contents

1Frederick Law Olmsted, 1822-1903: Introduction1
2Expanding Cities: Random versus Organized Growth21
The Structure of Cities: A Historical View23
The Misfortunes of New York43
Public Parks and the Enlargement of Towns52
3City Parks and Improved Use of Metropolitan Spaces101
San Francisco, 1866: A City in Search of Identity104
Buffalo: A Lakeshore Park and Pleasing Parkways130
Chicago: Taming the Waterfront156
Montreal: A Mountaintop Park and Some Thoughts on Art and Nature197
Boston: Parks and Parkways--a Green Ribbon221
4Suburban Solutions263
Berkeley: A University Community264
Riverside, Illinois: A Planned Community near Chicago292
Index307

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