Plan of Chicago [NOOK Book]

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Princeton Architectural Press's Reprint Series was established in 1981 to make rare volumes on architecture available to a wider audience. The books' beautiful reproductions and finest quality printing and binding match those of the originals, while their 9-by-12-inch format makes them accessible and affordable. New introductions bring a modern voice to these classic texts, updating them to become invaluable contemporary, resources. These critically acclaimed books are an ...
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Plan of Chicago

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Overview

Princeton Architectural Press's Reprint Series was established in 1981 to make rare volumes on architecture available to a wider audience. The books' beautiful reproductions and finest quality printing and binding match those of the originals, while their 9-by-12-inch format makes them accessible and affordable. New introductions bring a modern voice to these classic texts, updating them to become invaluable contemporary, resources. These critically acclaimed books are an essential addition to any library.
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Editorial Reviews

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Burnham and Bennett's landmark text--published in 1909-- revolutionized urban design. Adopted by the city of Chicago, the plan had a major impact on its development, particularly that of the Lake Shore, detailing proposals for circulation, transportation facilities, civic buildings, and parks. This reprint reproduces all 143 plates from the original, 48 in color. It also contains a plate of City Hall, rendered in color by Jules Guerin, that was omitted from the original edition. Kristen Schaffer's new introduction examines Burnham's handwritten draft of the book, focusing on those parts that were edited out of the publication, to suggest a reinterpretation of the plan. Exquisitely beautiful and belongs on coffee tables as well as in libraries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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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
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940023456539
  • Publisher: Chicago, Commercial Club
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1909 volume
  • File size: 478 KB

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