The Last Landscape

The Last Landscape

by William H. Whyte, Tony Hiss

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812208504
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 392
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

William H. Whyte (1917-1999) was editor of Fortune magazine and Distinguished Professor at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He was the author numerous books on social and environmental analysis, including City: Rediscovering the Center and The Organization Man, both of which are available from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Tony Hiss, former staff writer for the New Yorker, is a visiting scholar at the Taub Urban Research Center, New York University. He is the author of The Experience of Place.

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Tony Hiss

1. Introduction
2. The Politics of Open Space

THE DEVICES
3. The Police Power
4. The Fee Simple
5. Easements
6. The Tax Approach
7. Defending Open Space

THE PLANS
8. The Year 2000 Plans
9. The Green Belts
10. Linkage
11. The Design of Nature

DEVELOPMENT
12. Cluster Development
13. The New Towns
14. The Project Look
15. Play Areas and Small Spaces

LANDSCAPE ACTION
16. The Plan of the Landscape
17. Scenic Roads
18. Roadsides
19. Townscape

DESIGN AND DENSITY
20. The Case for Crowding
21. The Last Landscape

Bibliography
Index

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