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The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City (Chicago Visions and Revisions) Paperback – August 15, 2006
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Carl Smith is the Franklyn Bliss Snyder Professor of English and American Studies and professor of history at Northwestern University. He is the author of Chicago and the American Literary Imagination, 1880–1920, and Urban Disorder and the Shape of Belief, both published by the University of Chicago Press.
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While subtle and never overtly critical, the author is no blind admirer of the Burnham Plan and provides a mature and balanced description of events prior and after its publication.
The reader is given reference to a scanned copy of the actual 1909 Plan on [...]. He is free to ponder on how much _ and in a sense, how little _ planning documents have evolved in the past 100 years.
This book is highly recommended to anyone interested in urban planning, especially of course to those familiar with Chicago.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book expertly describes how Daniel Burnham was the main force behind developing Chicago's plan for urban development in 1909. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Leon Czikowsky
A wonderful description of the growth of Chicago. Could have listed a few more details.
Add more actual photos of the city. Now and then.
"The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City," my fair city's fall 2009 One Book, One Chicago pick, provides an overly detailed account of Burnham's... Read morePublished on November 10, 2011 by Nofo Jake