The City in a Garden: A Photographic History of Chicago's Parks

The City in a Garden: A Photographic History of Chicago's Parks

by Julia S. Bachrach
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1930066015

ISBN-13: 9781930066014

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: Columbia College Chicago Press

Most people, specialists or not, typically think of New York City or Boston when considering the early development of parks and open spaces in American cities. Despite the size and importance of the Chicago park system, its history is less well known-even to many of those Chicagoans who regularly enjoy its facilities.

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Overview

Most people, specialists or not, typically think of New York City or Boston when considering the early development of parks and open spaces in American cities. Despite the size and importance of the Chicago park system, its history is less well known-even to many of those Chicagoans who regularly enjoy its facilities.

City in a Garden, developed in association with the Chicago Park District itself, changes that: its 184 large—format pages, packed with 140 images and a closely integrated text, provide the first official documentary chronicle of Chicago's parks. Thirty-one of the city's finest spaces are profiled, using photographs—both contemporary and historical-along with detailed vignettes and captions to trace their development. The visual treat of the book's fine-art duotones combines with its emphasis on narrative history to create a rich and magnificent exploration of a city's most beautiful sites.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930066014
Publisher:
Columbia College Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword, by Bill Kurtis
 
A History of Chicago's Parks, by Julia Sniderman Bachrach
 
Notes to the Essay
 
Park Profiles
   Auburn
   Burnham
   Calumet
   Douglas
   Fuller
   Garfield
   Gompers
   Grant
   Hamilton
   Humboldt
   Indian Boundary
   Jackson
   La Follette
   Lincoln
   Marquette
   McKinley
   Ogden
   Oz
   Ping Tom Memorial
   Portage
   Pulaski
   Pullman and Arcade
   Rainbow Beach
   Riis
   Sherman
   South Shore Cultural Center
   Trumbull
   Union
   Washington
   Washington Square
 
Glossary of Key Figures, Terms, and Organizations
Suggested Readings
Acknowledgments
About the Author and Photographers

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