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The Resource The best planned city in the world : Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo park system, Francis R. Kowsky

The best planned city in the world : Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo park system, Francis R. Kowsky

Label
The best planned city in the world : Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo park system
Title
The best planned city in the world
Title remainder
Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo park system
Statement of responsibility
Francis R. Kowsky
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beginning in 1868, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux created a series of parks and parkways for Buffalo, New York, that drew national and international attention. The improvements carefully augmented the city s original plan with urban design features inspired by Second Empire Paris, including the first system of parkways to grace an American city. Displaying the plan at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Olmsted declared Buffalo the best planned city, as to streets, public places, and grounds, in the United States, if not in the world. Olmsted and Vaux dissolved their historic partnership in 1872, but Olmsted continued his association with the Queen City of the Lakes, designing additional parks and laying out important sites within the growing metropolis. When Niagara Falls was threatened by industrial development, he led a campaign to protect the site and in 1885 succeeded in persuading New York to create the Niagara Reservation, the present Niagara Falls State Park. Two years later, Olmsted and Vaux teamed up again, this time to create a plan for the area around the Falls, a project the two grand masters regarded as the most difficult problem in landscape architecture to do justice to. In this book Francis R. Kowsky illuminates this remarkable constellation of projects. Utilizing original plans, drawings, photographs, and copious numbers of reports and letters, he brings new perspective to this vast undertaking, analyzing it as a cohesive expression of the visionary landscape and planning principles that Olmsted and Vaux pioneered
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Kowsky, Francis R.
Dewey number
333.78/3097471
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SB482.N72
LC item number
B83 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Library of American Landscape History
Series statement
Designing the American park
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  • Olmsted, Frederick Law
  • Vaux, Calvert
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law
  • Vaux, Calvert
  • Parks
  • Parks
  • City planning
  • Landscape design
  • City planning
  • Landscape design
  • Parks
  • Parks
  • New York (State)
  • Geschichte
  • Stadtentwicklung
  • Stadtpark
  • Stadtplanung
  • Öffentlicher Raum
  • Buffalo, NY
Label
The best planned city in the world : Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo park system, Francis R. Kowsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Preface / Ethan Carr -- Introduction: Olmsted 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
Control code
ocn821203429
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiii, 253 pages
Isbn
9781625340061
Lccn
2012047390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781625340061
  • (OCoLC)821203429
Label
The best planned city in the world : Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo park system, Francis R. Kowsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Preface / Ethan Carr -- Introduction: Olmsted 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
Control code
ocn821203429
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiii, 253 pages
Isbn
9781625340061
Lccn
2012047390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781625340061
  • (OCoLC)821203429

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