Wilderness by Design: Landscape Architecture and the National Park Service by Ethan CarrWilderness by Design: Landscape Architecture and the National Park Service by Ethan Carr

Wilderness by Design: Landscape Architecture and the National Park Service

byEthan Carr

Paperback | August 1, 1999

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Tracing the history of landscape park design from British gardens up through the city park designs of Frederick Law Olmsted, Ethan Carr places national park landscape architecture within a larger historical context. Despite the difficulties now confronting the parks, their continued ability to attract millions of visitors suggests that their creators succeeded in presenting a captivating vision of a once-wild America.
Ethan Carr is a landscape architect and is currently working for the National Park Service. He has taught landscape architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the University of Virginia School of Architecture.
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Title:Wilderness by Design: Landscape Architecture and the National Park ServiceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:378 pages, 10.97 × 8.58 × 1.01 inPublished:August 1, 1999Publisher:UNP - Nebraska PaperbackLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:080326383X

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By tracing the history of landscape park design from British gardens through the city park designs of Frederick Law Olmstead, this book places national park landscape architecture within a larger historical context. Ethan Carr addresses the role conservationists have played in the development and maintenance of parks throughout the years. Wilderness by Design features a series of photographs.

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“From the creation of Central Park in 1858 to the bison, wolf, and fire controversies of today, conservationists have been under constant scrutiny for the way that public lands are managed. . . . [Carr] speaks with eloquence and pride about the ongoing struggle to preserve the back countries.”—Mystic Montana
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