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Chicago's Urban Nature A Guide to the City's Architecture + Landscape

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ISBN-10: 0226101401

ISBN-13: 9780226101408

Edition: 2007

Authors: Sally A. Kitt Chappell

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Chicago--whose motto is "City in a Garden"--is currently at the forefront of a global movement to end the division between town and country. In" Chicago's Urban Nature," Sally A. Kitt Chappell provides a beautifully illustrated guide to the city's stunning blend of nature and architecture. At the heart of this new urban concept is the idea of connection, bringing buildings and landscapes, culture and nature, commerce and leisure into an energetic harmony. With "Chicago's Urban Nature" in hand, you'll see those connections woven through the fabric of the city. Chappell provides new insights into such historic Chicago sites as Jens Jensen's Garfield Park Conservatory, Frederick Law Olmsted's…    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 7.75" wide x 6.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188

Acknowledgments A Park Ethic
Preface
Introduction: Chicago's Changing Paradigms
Central Chicago: The Emerald Crown
Near Northeast: Public-Private Cooperation Par Excellence
Chicago River Walks: From Industrial Canal to Promenade
South: Educational and Cultural Arc
Industrial Chicago
North: Sanctuaries and Skyscrapers
West Chicago's "Country Clubs for the Poor" and the Boulevard System
Chicago Botanic Garden Conclusion: Envisioning the Future
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Index