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The Resource The Plan of Chicago : Daniel Burnham and the remaking of the American city, Carl S. Smith

The Plan of Chicago : Daniel Burnham and the remaking of the American city, Carl S. Smith

Label
The Plan of Chicago : Daniel Burnham and the remaking of the American city
Title
The Plan of Chicago
Title remainder
Daniel Burnham and the remaking of the American city
Statement of responsibility
Carl S. Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Arguably the most influential document in the history of 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, including its lakefront parks and roadways, the Magnificent Mile, and Navy Pier. Carl Smith's fascinating history reveals the Plan's central role in shaping the ways people envision the cityscape and urban life itself. Smith's concise and accessible narrative begins with a survey of Chicago's stunning rise from a tiny frontier settlement to the nation's second-largest city. He then offers an illuminating exploration of the Plan's creation and reveals how it embodies the renowned architect's belief that cities can and must be remade for the better. The Plan defined the City Beautiful movement and was the first comprehensive attempt to reimagine a major American city. Smith points out the 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, his insightful book will be indispensable to our understanding of Chicago, Daniel Burnham, and the emergence of the modern city
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Carl S
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA737.B85
LC item number
S65 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Chicago visions and revisions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City planning
  • Burnham, Daniel Hudson
  • Burnham, Daniel Hudson
Label
The Plan of Chicago : Daniel Burnham and the remaking of the American city, Carl S. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Promotion.
  • Implementation.
  • Heritage
  • Planning before the plan.
  • Antecedents and inspirations.
  • The
  • city the planners saw.
  • The
  • plan comes together.
  • Creating the plan.
  • Reading the plan.
Control code
ocm64084653
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 183 p.
Isbn
9780226764719
Lccn
2006005125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780226764719
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The Plan of Chicago : Daniel Burnham and the remaking of the American city, Carl S. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Promotion.
  • Implementation.
  • Heritage
  • Planning before the plan.
  • Antecedents and inspirations.
  • The
  • city the planners saw.
  • The
  • plan comes together.
  • Creating the plan.
  • Reading the plan.
Control code
ocm64084653
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 183 p.
Isbn
9780226764719
Lccn
2006005125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780226764719
Other physical details
ill.

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