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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

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