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Inhaltsangabe: Central Park's legacy is unique. It was America's first great open space designed specifically for public use, inspiring the creation of hundreds of other municipal parks across the nation and spawning the profession of landscape architecture in the United States. This plan for the restoration, conservation, and management of the Park is the most comprehensive program of research, restoration, and management ever applied to a great historic landscape. It is significant in its broad concept of curatorship and provides a model for approaching and carrying out any work of scenic restoration; several of the projects it advocates to reverse the Park's steady decline are in progress or have already been completed.
Illustrated throughout with 2-color and tinted maps and drawings and numerous photographs, Rebuilding Central Park is the first close examination of these invaluable 843 acres in more than a century. It unfolds a masterful design and management plan to overcome the effects of years of city budget cuts, natural aging, and human use and abuse.
The book opens with a discussion of the principles and philosophy of the original design by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux and a history of the Park's management. It assesses the Park's distinct but interrelated systems - circulation, topography, vegetation, and wildlife - and presents a sector-by-sector analysis of 21 project areas. Problems and their causes are discussed on every level as are proposals for solving them.
Sections of the book take up the restoration of such historic structures as the cast-iron bridges, stone arches and Victorian Gothic Belvedere and Dairy, which were features of the original Olmsted design; and the conservation of such varied landscapes as the Ramble, the East Meadow, the Great Hill, and Strawberry Fields. Maps reveal the kinds and pace of park activities, patterns of circulation - drives, paths, trails, lighting and visitor amenities - ground plans, vegetation, and historic and present tree canopy as well as the Park rebuilt. There are many recommendations, including recommendations for maintenance and security.
A separate chapter describes the methodology used for approaching and carrying out this, and any other, major work of landscape restoration.
Elizabeth Barlow Rogers is the Administrator of Central Park and the author of several books on park and landscape history. John Berendt is former editor of New York magazine.
Titel: Rebuilding Central Park: A Management and ...
Verlag: The MIT Press
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung MIT Press, Cambridge & London, 1987. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. Thorough study of the features of the Park and their maintenance & refurbishment, useful for persons working to restore older parks & recreational areas, or just as a comprehensive guide to the Park. Hardcover, full green cloth, white titlking. Light wear to book & jacket, faint ink price on front flap. Text clean; 160 pages; index, b/w photos, maps. Size: 8¾" by 11¼". Buchnummer des Verkäufers q0814os
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA and London, 1987. Cloth. Buchzustand: Very Good in Very Good DJ. 160 pp. 4to. Cloth in dustjacket. MInor soiling and light edgewear to dj, bumping to corners and spine ends. Minor wear to book spine ends, small red stamp to bottom edge, bowed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 138216
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 1987. Buchzustand: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0262181274-2-4
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 1987. Buchzustand: Fair. MIT Press ed. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP95936182
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 1987. Buchzustand: Very Good. MIT Press ed. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP14355627
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 1987. Buchzustand: Good. MIT Press ed. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP63036279
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1987. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First Edition. First edition. Quarto. 160 pp; illustrated throughout with b/w photos, plans, and drawings, some in color. Cloth with unclipped dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket has tiny tear at head of spine. The details of one of the most ambitious restoration projects in NYC history that set the precedent for the restoration of parks everywhere. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 014058
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press 1987-04-01, 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. MIT Press ed. 0262181274. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 582386
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0262181274
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020262181274