Plan of Chicago
Princeton Architectural Press, 1993 - Architecture - 164 pages
This meticulous reprint of the Plan of Chicago reproduces all 142 plates from the original, 48 of which are in color. It also contains a color plate of the City Hall that was omitted from the 1909 edition. A new introduction by Kristen Schaffer details those parts of Burnham's draft that were excluded from the published book. The most visible document of the City Beautiful movement, this reprint still holds valuable lessons for today's architects and planners.
Princeton Architectural Press's Reprint Series was established in 1981 to make rare volumes on architecture available to a wider audience. The books' beautiful reproductions and finest quality printing and binding match those of the originals, while their 9-by-12-inch format makes them accessible and affordable. New introductions bring a modern voice to these classic texts, updating them to become invaluable contemporary resources. These critically acclaimed books are an essential addition to any library.
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Review: Plan of ChicagoUser Review - Linda - Goodreads
The paintings and illustrations are gorgeous. The prose is flowery. Was interesting to find out what parts of the plan were actually implemented and what wasn't (like the grandiose, out of proportion Civic Center). Read full review
Review: Plan of ChicagoUser Review - Kar Wai Ng - Goodreads
informative Read full review