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PROSPECT PARK: OLMSTED & VAUX'S BROOKLYN MASTERPIECE

PROSPECT PARK: OLMSTED & VAUX'S BROOKLYN MASTERPIECE
Publication Date: 
July 30, 2013
Format: 
Hardcover
Trim Size: 
11.29in. x 8.83in. x 0.92in.
ISBN: 
9781616891183
About This Item: 
Right in the heart of one of the nation's most densely populated urban areas sits an idyllic realm of graceful meadows, dense woods, placid lakes, and fresh air Brooklyn's 585-acre Prospect Park offers a rural refuge to thousands of visitors every day Created nearly 150 years ago by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert B Vaux, designers of New York's Central Park, the duo considered Prospect Park their true masterpiece Prospect Park, the first monograph on this exquisite public space, makes it easy to see why Presenting a wealth of archival and newly commissioned photography and insightful text, David P Colley and Elizabeth Keegin Colley trace the park's colorful history from its creation in the mid-nineteenth century to its decline in the 1970s and restoration in the 1980s, up to the park's new Lakeside Center facility, scheduled to open in 2013
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