Daniel H. Burnham, architect, planner of cities (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921 - Architecture
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Page 147 - Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood, and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever growing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty.
Page 129 - It shall be the duty of such commission to advise upon the location of statues, fountains, and monuments in the public squares, streets, and parks in the District of Columbia, and upon the selection of models for statues, fountains, and monuments erected under the authority of the United States and upon the selection of artists for the execution of the same.
Page 129 - The commission shall also advise generally upon questions of art when required to do so by the president, or by any committee of either house of congress.
Page 191 - ... giving up to them a portion of the water front. Each club will have ample grounds for gardens and outdoor games, as well as a broad terrace on the seaward side with suitable planting for protection from the sun's glare and the typhoon. It is believed that the close grouping of these clubs, as in London, will enhance their value to the whole community. The concentration of social activities through the related grouping of official residences, hotels, and clubs in parkway boulevards and gardens...
Page 180 - Manila, like most other townsat certain seasons, is subject to protracted periods of intense heat during which all exertion is accomplished at excessive cost of physical strength. Although these climatic conditions are unchangeable, means for mitigating their effects are fortunately within reach. Besides the possibility of abundant foliage and fountains of water, Manila possesses the greatest resources for recreation and refreshment in its river and its ocean bay. Whatever portions of either have...
Page 195 - In keeping pace with the national development, and in working persistently and consciously toward an organic plan in which the visible orderly grouping of its parts one to another will secure their mutual support and enchantment, Manila may rightly hope to become the adequate expression of the destiny of the Filipino people as well as an enduring witness to the efficient services of America in the Phillipine Islands.
Page 192 - Such a bridge across the mouth of a stream running at certain times at ten knots an hour constitutes, in the opinion of experts, a serious hindrance to navigation, and will materially reduce the value of the river frontage above the drawbridge. This frontage, limited by the bridge of Spain, is already unequal to the existing demands, and will call for extension in the near future. The additional wharfage, if found in the new port, would be far from the...
Page 116 - pork-barrel" Senators and Congressmen felt for this body an instinctive, and perhaps from their standpoint a natural, hostility; and my successor a couple of months after taking office revoked the appointment and disbanded the Council. Even more important was the taking of steps to preserve from destruction beautiful and wonderful wild creatures whose existence was threatened by greed and wantonness. During the seven and a half years closing on March...
Page 188 - Capitol Building at the center, it forms a hollow square opening out westward toward the sea. The gain in dignity by grouping these buildings in a single formal mass has dictated this arrangement the beauty and convenience of which has been put to the test in notable examples from the days of Old Rome to the Louvre and Versailles* of modern times.
Page 111 - And what sort of prosperity is this which we should foster and maintain? Not that for rich people solely or principally, for they can take care of themselves and wander where they will in the pursuit of happiness; but the prosperity of those who must have employment in order to live.

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