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The City in a Garden: A Photographic History of Chicagos Parks (Center for American Places - Center Books on Chicago and Environs) 2001

Julia Sniderman Bachrach

The City in a Garden: A Photographic History of Chicagos Parks (Center for American Places - Center Books on Chicago and Environs)

Most people, specialists or not, typically think of New York City or Boston when considering the early development of parks and open spaces in American cities.

Despite the size and importance of the Chicago park system, its history is less well known-even to many of those Chicagoans who regularly enjoy its facilities.City in a Garden, developed in association with the Chicago Park District itself, changes that: its 184 large—format pages, packed with 140 images and a closely integrated text, provide the first official documentary chronicle of Chicagos parks.

Thirty-one of the citys finest spaces are profiled, using photographs—both contemporary and historical-along with detailed vignettes and captions to trace their development.

The visual treat of the books fine-art duotones combines with its emphasis on narrative history to create a rich and magnificent exploration of a citys most beautiful sites.

Series: Center for American Places - Center Books on Chicago and Environs
Hardcover: 192 pages Publisher: Center for American Places; 1st edition (September 1, 2001) Language: English ISBN-10: 1930066015 ISBN-13: 978-1930066014 Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds ()

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