The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City / Edition 1

The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City / Edition 1

by Carl Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226764710

ISBN-13: 9780226764719

Pub. Date: 10/15/2006

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Arguably the most influential document in the history of American urban planning, Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago, coauthored by Edward Bennett and produced in collaboration with the Commercial Club of Chicago, proposed many of the city's most distinctive features. Carl Smith's fascinating history reveals the Plan's central role in shaping the ways people

Overview

Arguably the most influential document in the history of American urban planning, Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago, coauthored by Edward Bennett and produced in collaboration with the Commercial Club of Chicago, proposed many of the city's most distinctive features. Carl Smith's fascinating history reveals the Plan's central role in shaping the ways people envision the cityscape and urban life itself and points out ways the Plan continues to influence debates, even a century after its publication, about how to create a vibrant and habitable urban environment. Richly illustrated and incisively written, this insightful book is indispensable to our understanding of Chicago, Burnham, and the emergence of the modern city.

About the Author:
Carl Smith is the Franklyn Bliss Snyder Professor of English and American Studies and professor of history at Northwestern University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226764719
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
10/15/2006
Series:
Chicago Visions and Revisions Series
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
1,182,097
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction     xv
Planning Before the Plan     1
Antecedents and Inspirations     11
The City the Planners Saw     34
The Plan Comes Together     54
Creating the Plan     71
Reading the Plan     86
Promotion     111
Implementation     130
Heritage     151
Bibliographical Essay     169
Index     175

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