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Civilizing American Cities: Writings on City Landscapes

By: Olmsted, Frederick Law; Sutton, S.B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 1997

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2268756

ISBN: 0306807653

Condition: Near Fine


1997 reissue of 1971 MIT edition. Very minor general wear. 310 pp. Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903) designed New York City's Central Park, Brooklyn's Prospect Park, Chicago's South Park and Jackson Park, Montreal's Mount Royal Park, the park systems of Boston and Buffalo, and many others. But Olmsted also designed parkways and neighborhoods, reshaping cities around their parks. He thus reinvented the American urban landscape as a democratic outdoor setting that encouraged a new kind of participation in city life. Olmsted was one of the most gifted of American writers of his generation: prio... View more info