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8%OFFEthan Carr - Wilderness by Design: Landscape Architecture and the National Park Service - 9780803263833 - V9780803263833
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Wilderness by Design: Landscape Architecture and the National Park Service

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Description for Wilderness by Design: Landscape Architecture and the National Park Service Paperback. Tracing the history of landscape park design from British gardens up through the city park designs of Frederick Law Olmsted, this title places national park landscape architecture within a larger historical context. It examines specific national park policies and the historical contexts that shaped them. Num Pages: 378 pages, Illus., maps. BIC Classification: AC; AMV; WMB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 213 x 279 x 25. Weight in Grams: 954.
Tracing the history of landscape park design from British gardens up through the city park designs of Frederick Law Olmsted, Ethan Carr places national park landscape architecture within a larger historical context. Despite the difficulties now confronting the parks, their continued ability to attract millions of visitors suggests that their creators succeeded in presenting a captivating vision of a once-wild America.

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
1999
Publisher
University of Nebraska Press
Condition
New
Number of Pages
378
Place of Publication
Lincoln, United States
ISBN
9780803263833
SKU
V9780803263833
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Ref
99-1

About Ethan Carr
Ethan Carr is a landscape architect and is currently working for the National Park Service. He has taught landscape architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the University of Virginia School of Architecture.

Reviews for Wilderness by Design: Landscape Architecture and the National Park Service
“Handsomely produced . . . Carr underscores the significance and enduring power of the landscape park model.”—Environmental History “This intelligently crafted book demonstrates that during the 1920s and 30s landscape architects used planning as an effective means of protecting wilderness from the effects of automobile tourism. . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice “From the creation of Central Park in 1858 to ... Read more

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