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Barnes & Noble Complete Illustrated Map and Guidebook to Central Park

by lostartist posted Sunday, August 5th 2012.

Barnes & Noble Complete Illustrated Map and Guidebook to Central Park
Explore Central Park’s more than 150 landmarks and attractions. Six walking tours take you around the Pond, Mall, Lake, Ramble, Reservoir, and Meer. Illustrations of birds and waterfowl and a seasonal guide to flora reveal the natural wonders. Fifteen pages of maps identify all the paths, roadways, places of interest, and public services. It’s a

Windows on Central Park: The Landscape Revealed

by lostartist posted Saturday, August 4th 2012.

Windows on Central Park: The Landscape Revealed
Unique perspectives on New York’s 843-acre Central Park viewed exclusively from windows and terraces on all four sides. One hundred forty-three photographs range from intimate fourth-floor scenes to sweeping vistas from 64 stories above the Park. The principal photographer of six books on gardens and landscape architecture, the author concentrates on the landscape of Central

Creating Central Park (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

by posted Saturday, August 4th 2012.

Creating Central Park (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
The year 2008 marks the 150th anniversary of the design of Central Park, the first and arguably the most famous of America’s urban landscape parks. In October 1857 the new park’s board of commissioners announced a public design competition, and the following April the imaginative yet practicable “Greensward” plan submitted by Calvert Vaux and Frederick

The Park and the People: A History of Central Park

by lostartist posted Friday, August 3rd 2012.

The Park and the People: A History of Central Park
This “exemplary social history” (Kirkus Reviews) is the first full-scale account of Central Park ever published. Elizabeth Blackmar and Roy Rosenzweig tell the story of Central Park’s people-the merchants and landowners who launched the project; the immigrant and African-American residents who were displaced by the park; the politicians, gentlemen, and artists who disputed its design

212 Views of Central Park: Experiencing New York City’s Jewel From Every Angle

by posted Friday, August 3rd 2012.

212 Views of Central Park: Experiencing New York City’s Jewel From Every Angle
A glorious souvenir of Manhattan’s unique urban arcadia, 212 Views of Central Park shows the Park from every vantage point of its 843 acres, through every season. The book shares the experience of being in Central Park with out-of-town visitors and New York residents alike — an experience as varied as the Park’s many structures,

Central Park Then and Now (Then & Now Thunder Bay)

by lostartist posted Thursday, August 2nd 2012.

Central Park Then and Now (Then & Now Thunder Bay)
Arguably one of the best-known and most-visited urban parks in the world, Central Park was originally created to provide an open space for Manhattan’s booming population to escape the noise and pollution of the busy city. Today, you’ll still find New Yorkers (and millions of tourists!) languishing on the Park’s lush lawns, jogging along its

Central Park, An American Masterpiece: A Comprehensive History of the Nation’s First Urban Park

by posted Thursday, August 2nd 2012.

Central Park, An American Masterpiece: A Comprehensive History of the Nation’s First Urban Park
To mark Central Park’s 150th anniversary, this is a history of America’s first urban park, a masterpiece of 19th-century landscape design. Sara Cedar Miller, official historian and photographer for the Central Park Conservancy, draws on extensive research to tell the story of the park’s creation, placing it in the context of 19th-century American art and

Seeing Central Park: The Official Guide to the World’s Greatest Urban Park

by posted Wednesday, August 1st 2012.

Seeing Central Park: The Official Guide to the World’s Greatest Urban Park
For more than 150 years, Central Park has been the centerpiece of New York City, drawing more than 25 million visitors each year. In Seeing Central Park, Sara Cedar Miller, the official historian and photographer of the Central Park Conservancy, takes readers through America’s most popular and celebrated park, where natural and manmade features are

Central Park: An Anthology

by lostartist posted Wednesday, August 1st 2012.

Central Park: An Anthology
A wild night outdoors with Bill Buford. A football tradition with Nathaniel Rich. A jog around the reservoir with Mark Helprin as he “protects” Jacqueline Onassis from imagined harm. The 843 carefully planned acres of Central Park have not only crept into the hearts of its 38 million annual visitors, but also into the life
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