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On the art of designing cities; selected essays of Elbert Peets. Edited by Paul D. Spreiregen

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Peets, Elbert 1886-1968  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 234 pages illustrations, plans 23 x 25 cm
Washington (D.C.)
1. L'Enfant's plan for Washington: The background of L'Enfant's plan -- The genealogy of L'Enfant's Washington -- Washington as L'Enfant intended it -- Critique of L'Enfant's plan -- 2. Critiques of planning in Washington: On the concentration and design of federal buildings -- On the plans for Washington -- On the mutilations of L'Enfant's plan -- On the rebuilding of the mall in the 1930's -- 3. Monuments in Washington: The interior of the Lincoln Memorial -- The Jefferson Memorial and blocked vistas -- The golden horses and civic art -- 4. Other tomes, other plans, and other planners: Plans for rebuilding London in 1666 -- Haussman and the rebuilding of Paris -- Camillo Sitte -- Mussolini, Haussman, and company -- The restoration of Rome -- Williamsburg -- The century of progress -- 5. On domes and water: The reign of the masonry dome -- The Cleveland Reservoir -- 6. Critiques of landscape architecture: Central Park -- The landscape priesthood -- 7. Residential site planning: The neighborhood concept -- The orientation of row houses -- Residential site planning texture -- Greendale -- A concluding thought
City planning  Search this
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NA9127.W2 P4 1968X
NA9127.W2P4 1968X
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