The Resource A modern Arcadia : Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. & the plan for Forest Hills Gardens, Susan L. Klaus

A modern Arcadia : Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. & the plan for Forest Hills Gardens, Susan L. Klaus

Label
A modern Arcadia : Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. & the plan for Forest Hills Gardens
Title
A modern Arcadia
Title remainder
Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. & the plan for Forest Hills Gardens
Statement of responsibility
Susan L. Klaus
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""Bright, cheerful houses, well arranged, well trimmed lawns, hedging carefully cut ... distinctly joyous," wrote architectural critic Herbert Croly in 1914 about the Forest Hills Gardens community in Queens, New York. The New York Tribune agreed, reporting that the place was a "modern Garden of Eden, a fairy tale too good to be true.""
  • "Conceived as an experiment that would apply the new "science" of city planning to a suburban setting, Forest Hills Gardens was created by the Russell Sage Foundation to provide housing for middle-class commuters as an alternative to cramped flats in New York City. Although it has long been recognized as one of the most influential planned communities in the United States, this is the first time Forest Hills Gardens has been the subject of a book." "Susan L. Klaus's illustrated history chronicles the creation of the 142-acre development from its inception in 1909 through its first two decades, offering critical insights into American planning history, landscape architecture, and the social and economic forces that shaped housing in the Progressive Era."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klaus, Susan L
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT169.57.U62
LC item number
N75 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1870-1957
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Library of American Landscape History
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law
  • Planned communities
  • Planned communities
  • Stadsplanning
  • Tuinsteden
  • Bildband
  • Architecture domestique
  • Forest Hills (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
  • Forest Hills Gardens (New York, N.Y.)
  • US Open Championships
  • New York <NY>
Label
A modern Arcadia : Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. & the plan for Forest Hills Gardens, Susan L. Klaus
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"In association with Library of American Landscape History, Amherst."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A garden city for America" -- All in the family : Olmsted's early career -- "A suburban town built on business principles": the foundation's experiment -- "The thoroughness with which things are done here" : planning and construction -- "The English type" : architectural and landscape design -- "Normal and usual social conditions" : marketing and management -- "A village of rare charm" : why we chose forest hills gardens -- The legacy of forest hills gardens
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xii, 207 pages
Isbn
9781558494435
Lccn
2001007538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48557504
  • (OCoLC)ocm48557504
Label
A modern Arcadia : Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. & the plan for Forest Hills Gardens, Susan L. Klaus
Publication
Note
"In association with Library of American Landscape History, Amherst."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A garden city for America" -- All in the family : Olmsted's early career -- "A suburban town built on business principles": the foundation's experiment -- "The thoroughness with which things are done here" : planning and construction -- "The English type" : architectural and landscape design -- "Normal and usual social conditions" : marketing and management -- "A village of rare charm" : why we chose forest hills gardens -- The legacy of forest hills gardens
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xii, 207 pages
Isbn
9781558494435
Lccn
2001007538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48557504
  • (OCoLC)ocm48557504

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