The Resource A path for kindred spirits : the friendship of Clarence Stein and Benton MacKaye, Robert L. McCullough

A path for kindred spirits : the friendship of Clarence Stein and Benton MacKaye, Robert L. McCullough

Label
A path for kindred spirits : the friendship of Clarence Stein and Benton MacKaye
Title
A path for kindred spirits
Title remainder
the friendship of Clarence Stein and Benton MacKaye
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. McCullough
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout history friendships between great thinkers have provided the basis for philosophical exchange. Such was the case with Clarence Stein and Benton MacKaye, conservationists and architects, who in the early twentieth century found their shared inspiration in nature. Despite different backgrounds, Stein and MacKaye's belief that the betterment of society lay in its connection to the natural world fueled their dialogue and resulted in their most ambitious projects - MacKaye's plan for the Appalachian Trail and Stein's plan for Radburn, New Jersey. In Radburn, Stein and fellow architect Henry Wright used "superblocks" and cul-de-sacs to create a personal, self-contained community in the midst of a larger, impersonal city setting. Similarly, MacKaye's Appalachian Trail allows people to easily access nature, blurring the line between the industrialized and natural worlds. Robert L. McCullough offers here a detailed account of Stein and MacKaye's personal struggles and public triumphs during several tumultuous decades in American history that encompassed both the Depression and World War II. Using numerous primary resources, including MacKaye's hand-drawn maps of the American countryside and the pair's affectionate letters to each other, McCullough demonstrates Stein and MacKaye's painstaking commitment to their professional careers and their friendship. Arguing that their work would not be as well-rounded - or as well-received - if Stein and MacKaye had not supported and encouraged each other's projects, McCullough solidifies their legacy not only as great American visionaries, but also as caring friends
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCullough, Robert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
NA736
LC item number
.M38 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stein, Clarence S
  • MacKaye, Benton
  • Architects
  • Conservationists
  • Environmentalists
  • Appalachian Trail
  • MacKaye, Benton
  • Stein, Clarence S
  • Architects
  • Conservationists
  • Environmentalists
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A path for kindred spirits : the friendship of Clarence Stein and Benton MacKaye, Robert L. McCullough
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-107)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
109 pages
Isbn
9781930066939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)760972840
  • (OCoLC)ocn760972840
Label
A path for kindred spirits : the friendship of Clarence Stein and Benton MacKaye, Robert L. McCullough
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-107)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
109 pages
Isbn
9781930066939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)760972840
  • (OCoLC)ocn760972840

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