Politics of Park Design: A History of Urban Parks in America

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9780262030861: Politics of Park Design: A History of Urban Parks in America

Galen Cranz surveys the rise of the park system from 1850 to the present through 4 stages - the pleasure ground, the reform park, the recreation facility and the open space system.

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"Galen Cranz, once a designer of playgrounds in Chicago, has written an excellent, well illustrated, comprehensive history of urban parks in America. Tracing 130 years of the movement to provide open and recreation space in cities, Cranz follows the physical, political, and ideological development of parks using New York, Chicago, and San Francisco as case studies.... For planning historians, Cranz offers a wealth of background material. For contemporary park planners, administrators, and users, this book contains insights that should aid in the design and clarify the function of our cities' parks."
- Ann L. Buttenwieser, APA Journal
"An important work that should be read by every historian of the built environment."
- J. Meredith Neil, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

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