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The City In A Garden: A History Of Chicago's Parks, Second Edition (Center For American Places - Center Books On Chicago And Environs)

The City in a Garden is a compelling look at Chicago’s remarkable and long-overlooked park system. Through unprecedented access to a cache of historical plans, photographs, and drawings, Julia S. Bachrach documents the city’s 175-year commitment to its public parks and explains how luminaries such as architect Daniel H. Burnham, landscape architect and conservationist Jens Jensen, and social reformer Jane Addams shaped and influenced the city’s green spaces.This revised edition of The City in a Garden illuminates Chicago’s ongoing commitment to its expansive park district. Since 2001, Chicago’s parks have seen a renaissance. More than a billion dollars have been invested in a wide range of projects, including the restoration of dozens of historically significant buildings, landscapes, and artworks; the reconstruction of the lakefront revetment system; the creation of new gardens and natural areas; and the construction of new beach and field houses. Chicagoans now enjoy the addition of new and innovative green spaces such as Millennium Park and Palmisano Nature Park­—a twenty-seven-acre park created from an old stone quarry in the South Side Bridgeport neighborhood. Featuring new research, an expanded glossary, and additional documentary photographs, this beautifully illustrated book is a must for any Chicagoan.

Series: Center for American Places - Center Books on Chicago and Environs

Paperback: 224 pages

Publisher: Center for American Places; 2 edition (May 15, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1935195220

ISBN-13: 978-1935195221

Product Dimensions: 9 x 1 x 8 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,127,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #232 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > By Technique > Urban #276 in Books > Arts & Photography > Photography & Video > Architectural > Cities #469 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Regional U.S. > Midwest

If you are interested in Parks, Chicago (or just big cities), Urban Planning/Architecture or just love learning about really cool places, then this book is for you. I love the pictures and maps (tons of them!) and understanding not just why Chicago's parks are great, but also the figures behind the designs and how the parks have chnaged over the years. A great read, one that I love looking at as the seasons change.


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