Making of Urban America A History of City Planning in the United States

ISBN-10: 0691006180
ISBN-13: 9780691006185
Edition: 1965
List price: $90.00
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Book details

List price: $90.00
Copyright year: 1965
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/5/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 10.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.432
Language: English

This comprehensive survey of urban growth in America has become a standard work in the field. From the early colonial period to the First World War, John Reps explores to what extent city planning has been rooted in the nation's tradition, showing the extent of European influence on early communities. Illustrated by over three hundred reproductions of maps, plans, and panoramic views, this book presents hundreds of American cities and the unique factors affecting their development.

List of Illustrations
Preface
European Planning on the Eve of American Colonization
The Spanish Towns of Colonial America
The Towns of New France
Town Planning in the Tidewater Colonies
New Towns in a New England
New Amsterdam, Philadelphia, and Towns of the Middle Colonies
Colonial Towns of Carolina and Georgia
Pioneer Cities of the Ohio Valley
Planning the National Capital
Boulevard Baroque and Diagonal Designs
Gridiron Cities and Checkerboard Plans
Cemeteries, Parks, and Suburbs: Picturesque Planning in the Romantic Style
Cities for Sale: Land Speculation in American Planning
Towns by the Tracks
The Towns the Companies Built
Cities of Zion: The Planning of Utopian and Religious Communities
Minor Towns and Mutant Plans
Chicago Fair and Capital City: The Rebirth of American Urban Planning
Notes on the Illustrations
Note on Cartographic Research Methods
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index

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