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The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System

Francis R. Kowsky ; preface to the paperback edition by Ethan Carr
Format
Book
Published
Amherst : Library of American Landscape History, [2018].
Edition
Paperback Edition
Language
English
Variant Title
Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo park system
Series
Designing the American Park Series
Designing the American Park
ISBN
9781625342911, 1625342918
Contents
  • Introduction: Olmstead and Vaux and the progress of the American park movement
  • The creation of the park system
  • The making of the Park
  • The Front and Prospect Place
  • The Parade
  • Parkways, circles, and squares
  • Parkside, Buffalo State Hospital, and smaller parks
  • The emancipation of Niagara
  • South Park, Cazenovia Park, and Riverside Park
  • Epilogue.
Description
xv, 253 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, plans (some color) ; 26 cm.
Notes
  • Hardback first edition published in 2013; 2018 is a printing date.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-240) and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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