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PROSPECT PARK

COLLEY D. P.

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ISBN 10: 1616891181 / ISBN 13: 9781616891183
Published by PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS, 2013
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Right in the heart of one of America's most densely populated urban areas, in Brooklyn, New York, sits an exquisite public space, Prospect Park, encompassing 585 acres of meadows, woods and lakes. Created some 150 years ago, the park still maintains the qualities achieved by its acclaimed designers; Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert B. Vaux, who also built New York's Central Park. Despite Central Park's acclaim they considered Prospect Park their masterpiece, designing it to be a place of great beauty, a rural refuge with a sense of nature and wilderness and filled with healthful clean air. Today the park's new Lakeside Centre Facility, designed by the aware-winning architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, and scheduled to open in January 2013, continues the goals of the park's original creators. Prospect Park: The Evolution of Olmsted and Vaux's Urban Jewel is the first monograph on this designed landscape, providing a fascinating overview of the park's colourful history and present. Including a wealth of archival and contemporary imagery and insightful text, the book is not only a document of one of the most beloved spaces in New York City, but sets, in its description of Prospect Park's restoration philosophy, an example for how to restore a historic landscape. Pagg. 208, cm 22x29, rilegato. Bookseller Inventory # 9781616891183

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Title: PROSPECT PARK

Publisher: PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: LEGATURA EDITORIALE

Book Condition:NUOVO

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Right in the heart of one of the nation's most densely populated urban areas sits an idyllic realm of graceful meadows, dense woods, placid lakes, and fresh air. Brooklyn's 585-acre Prospect Park offers a rural refuge to thousands of visitors every day. Created nearly 150 years ago by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert B. Vaux, designers of New York's Central Park, the duo considered Prospect Park their true masterpiece. Prospect Park, the first monograph on this exquisite public space, makes it easy to see why. Presenting a wealth of archival and newly commissioned photography and insightful text, David P. Colley and Elizabeth Keegin Colley trace the park's colorful history from its creation in the mid-nineteenth century to its decline in the 1970s and restoration in the 1980s, up to the park's new Lakeside Center facility, scheduled to open in 2013.

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David P. Colley is the author of seven books, including Blood For Dignity (named to the New York Times summer reading list and its New & Noteworthy column) and The Road To Victory, which received the Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Writing Award. Colley has appeared on various History Channel programs. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, American Heritage, Popular Mechanics, Historic Preservation, and many other publications. A former journalist, Colley is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in news reporting.

Elizabeth Keegin Colley is a photographer specializing in work for non profit organizations including universities, park systems and libraries. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, Newsweek, Business Week and many other publications, and has taken her to Europe, South America and Africa.

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