Wilderness by Design: Landscape Architecture and the National Park Service

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U of Nebraska Press, 1999 - Nature - 378 pages
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.
 

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Contents

PART
11
The National Park as 20thcentury
55
PART
95
Grand Canyon Village Historic District
129
Chapter 4
139
GoingtotheSun Road Historic District
181
Chapter 5
189
Mount Rainier National Park Historic District
243
Chapter 6
249
State Park Historic Districts
290
The Blue Ridge Parkway
303
Endnotes
311
Bibliography
351
Index
365
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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.

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