Civic Art Studies In Town Planning Parks Boulevards And Open Spaces. Thomas H. Mawson.

Civic Art Studies In Town Planning Parks Boulevards And Open Spaces

London & NY: B.T. Batsford & Chas. Scribner's Sons, 1911. First edition. Hardcover. 376 pages. Folio, 37 x 25.5 cm. Nearly 275 illustrations -- photographs, plans to scale, maps, elevations with some plates in color. The author notes he began this work as a landscape architecture project, but soon discovered the subject was only one adjunct of the larger whole: Civic Art. POWELL 1089. A precursor to Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll, Mawson is regarded as the founder of modern landscape architecture. Mawson's fame was international, numerous commissions throughout Britain, and also Europe and Canada. In 1910 he met with Daniel Burnham and Frederick Law Olmstead during a trip to America; he also had a hand in the development of the Smokey Mountains National Park. In 1929 he became the first president of the Institute of Landscape Architects. Interior contents clean and fresh, endpapers toned. Recased, brown cloth, orig. spine and covers laid-down. Teg. Very good. Item #20363

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