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Plan of Chicago Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City

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ISBN-10: 0226764729

ISBN-13: 9780226764726

Edition: 2007

Authors: Carl Smith

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Arguably the most influential document in the history of urban planning, Daniel Burnham's 1909 "Plan of Chicago," coauthored by Edward Bennett and produced in collaboration with the Commercial Club of Chicago, proposed many of the city's most distinctive features. Carl Smith's fascinating history reveals the "Plan"'s central role in shaping the ways people envision the cityscape and urban life itself. His concise and accessible narrative begins with a survey of Chicago's stunning rise from a tiny frontier settlement to the nation's second-largest city. He then offers an illuminating exploration of the "Plan"'s creation and reveals how it embodies the renowned architect's belief that cities…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 8/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 202
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.46" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Carl Smith is the Franklyn Bliss Snyder Professor of English and American Studies and professor of history at Northwestern University. His books include three prize-winning volumes: Chicago and the American Literary Imagination, 1880-1920; Urban Disorder and the Shape of Belief: The Great Chicago Fire, the Haymarket Bomb, and the Model Town of Pullman; and The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City, the latter two published by the University of Chicago Press.

List of Illustrations
Planning Before the Plan
Antecedents and Inspirations
The City the Planners Saw
The Plan Comes Together
Creating the Plan
Reading the Plan
Bibliographical Essay