The Politics of Park Design

The Politics of Park Design

A History of Urban Parks in America

By Galen Cranz

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Summary

Galen Cranz surveys the rise of the park system from 1850 to the present through 4 stages - the pleasure ground, the reform park, the recreation facility and the open space system. Looking at both their physical design and social purpose, Cranz argues that city parks have become an instrument of social policy with the potential for reflecting and serving social values.

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262030861 361 pp. |

Paperback

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262530842 361 pp. |

Funding provided by:
National Endowment for the Humanities/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Humanities Open Book Program.

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262030861 361 pp. |

Paperback

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262530842 361 pp. |