The Central Park: Original Designs For New York's Greatest Treasure

byCynthia S. BrenwallForeword byMartin Filler

April 16, 2019|
The Central Park: Original Designs For New York's Greatest Treasure by Cynthia S. Brenwall
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Drawing on the unparalleled collection of original designs for Central Park in the New York City Municipal Archives, Cynthia S. Brenwall tells the story of the creation of New York’s great public park, from its conception to its completion. This treasure trove of material ranges from the original winning competition entry; to meticulously detailed maps; to plans and elevations of buildings, some built, some unbuilt; to elegant designs for all kinds of fixtures needed in a world of gaslight and horses; to intricate engineering drawings of infrastructure elements. Much of it has never been published before. A virtual time machine that takes the reader on a journey through the park as it was originally envisioned, The Central Park is both a magnificent art book and a message from the past about what brilliant urban planning can do for a great city.
Cynthia S. Brenwall is a conservator at the New York City Municipal Archives, which preserves the historical records of the government of New York City. She lives in New York City. Martin Filler is a prominent American architecture critic. He lives in New York City.  
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Title:The Central Park: Original Designs For New York's Greatest Treasure
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:230 pages, 9.75 X 11.5 X 1.15 in
Shipping dimensions:230 pages, 9.75 X 11.5 X 1.15 in
Published:April 16, 2019
Publisher:Abrams
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781419732324

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