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The City Beautiful Movement : Creating the North American Landscape - William H. Wilson

The City Beautiful Movement

Creating the North American Landscape

Paperback

Published: 1st September 1994
For Ages: 22+ years old
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Awarded the Lewis Mumford Prize of The Society for American City and Regional Planning History and named Outstanding Book in Architecture and Urban Planning by the Association of American Publishers.

"A major contribution to the scholarship on the history of urban America and the history of American city planning... Wilson's] discussion of the goals and political reform ideology of the City Beautiful advocates is the most thoughtful and widely researched analysis of this complex subject to haveappeared." -- History.

Critics of the turn-of-the-century's City Beautiful Movement denounced its projects -- broad, tree-lined boulevards and monumental but low-lying civic buildings -- as grandiose and unnecessary. In this masterful analysis, William H. Wilson sees the movement as its founders did: as an exercise in participatory politics aimed at changing the way citizens thought about cities.

"An outstanding piece of scholarship." -- Paul Boyer, University of Wisconsin.

A major contribution to the scholarship on the history of urban America and the history of American city planning... [Wilson's] discussion of the goals and political reform ideology of the City Beautiful advocates is the most thoughtful and widely researched analysis of this complex subject to haveappeared. * History *

ISBN: 9780801849787
ISBN-10: 0801849780
Series: Creating the North American Landscape
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st September 1994
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.65