Writings on public parks, parkways, and park systems /Charles E. Beveridge, Carolyn F. Hoffman, editors.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-265394

Description

xxiv, 643 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Parks History
Parken.

Originator

Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903.
Beveridge, Charles E.
Hoffman, Carolyn F.

Contents

The first response to a public park: "The people's park at Birkenhead, near Liverpool," May 1851 -- A classic park plan: "Preliminary report to the Commissioners for laying out a park in Brooklyn, New York," January 24, 1866 -- The concept of the "park way": "Report to the Brooklyn Park Commission," January 1, 1868 -- The psychological effect of park scenery: "Address to the Prospect Park Scientific Association," May 1868 -- The first park system of Olmsted, Vaux & Co.: To William Edward Dorsheimer, October 1, 1868 -- Parks and city planning: "Public parks and the enlargement of towns," February 25, 1870 -- Landscape themes for a park in Chicago: "Report accompanying plan for laying out the South Park," March 1871 -- Protection of the Greensward plan for Central Park: "A review of recent changes, and changes which have been projected, in the plans of the Central Park," January and February 1872 -- The policing of urban parks: "General order for the organization and routine of duty of the keepers' service of the Central Park," March 31, 1873 -- Parks in Europe and America: "Park" from the American cyclopedia 1875 -- The special characteristics of a park: "Considerations of the justifying value of a public park," January 28, 1881 -- Planning a park on a mountain site: "Mount Royal, Montreal," 1881 -- An island park and the structures appropriate to it: "Belle Isle: after one year," June 1884 -- Planning urban waterways as public open space: "Paper on the Back Bay problem and its solution," April 3, 1886 -- A "country park" for a New England setting: "Notes on the plan of Franklin Park and related matters," 1886 -- Preservation of natural scenery: "General plan for the improvement of the Niagara Reservation," 1887 -- Designing a second park for a city's recreation system: "Plan for a public park on the flats south of Buffalo," October 1, 1888 -- A last attempt to define the purpose of parks: To Joseph Thomas Carew, January 30, 1874 -- Appendix: List of textual alterations.

Publication

Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press

Publisher Series

The papers of Frederick Law Olmsted. Supplementary series ; v. 1
Olmsted, Frederick Law, Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted. v. 1.

Description

xxiv, 643 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Gift of Arleyn Levee, 2011.

ISBN

0801855322
9780801855320

Call Number

Hav. Archives SB470.O5 A3 1997, v.1

Material Type

Sources.

Places

United States

Variant Title

Olmsted, Frederick Law,