The City Beautiful Movement by William H. WilsonThe City Beautiful Movement by William H. Wilson

The City Beautiful Movement

byWilliam H. Wilson

Paperback | September 1, 1994

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Critics of the turn-of-the-century's City Beautiful Movement denounced its projects—broad, tree-lined boulevards and monumental but low-lying civic buildings—as grandiose and unnecessary. In this masterful analysis, William H. Wilson sees the movement as its founders did: as an exercise in participatory politics aimed at changing the way citizens thought about cities.

William H. Wilson is professor of history at the University of North Texas. His books include Coming of Age: Urban American, 1915-1945.
Title:The City Beautiful MovementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.85 inPublished:September 1, 1994Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press

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ISBN - 10:0801849780

ISBN - 13:9780801849787

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Editorial Reviews

A major contribution to the scholarship on the history of urban America and the history of American city planning... [Wilson's discussion of the goals and political reform ideology of the City Beautiful advocates is the most thoughtful and widely researched analysis of this complex subject to haveappeared.

An outstanding piece of scholarship.