The Central Park: Original Designs for New York's Greatest Treasure

The Central Park: Original Designs for New York's Greatest Treasure

The Central Park: Original Designs for New York's Greatest Treasure

The Central Park: Original Designs for New York's Greatest Treasure

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Overview

Drawing on the unparalleled collection of original designs for Central Park in the New York City Municipal Archives, Cynthia S. Brenwall tells the story of the creation of New York’s great public park, from its conception to its completion.

Foreword by Martin Filler

The Central Park offers a treasure trove of material ranging from the original winning competition design entry; to meticulously detailed maps; to plans and elevations of buildings, some built, some unbuilt; to elegant designs for all kinds of fixtures needed in a world of gaslight and horses; to intricate engineering drawings of infrastructure elements. Much of it has never been published before.

A virtual time machine that takes the reader on a journey through the park as it was originally envisioned, The Central Park is both a magnificent art book and a message from the past about what brilliant urban planning can do for a great city.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419732324
Publisher: Abrams
Publication date: 04/16/2019
Pages: 230
Sales rank: 1,057,359
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Cynthia S. Brenwall is a conservator at the New York City Municipal Archives, which preserves the historical records of the government of New York City. She lives in New York City.

Martin Filler is a prominent American architecture critic. He lives in New York City.
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