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

byCynthia S. BrenwallForeword byMartin Filler

Hardcover | April 16, 2019

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.
Title:Central Park: Original Designs For New York's Greatest TreasureFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:236 pages, 11.9 X 10 X 1.15 inShipping dimensions:236 pages, 11.9 X 10 X 1.15 inPublished:April 16, 2019Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1419732323

ISBN - 13:9781419732324

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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