Plan of Chicago - Paperback Book
Burnham and Bennett's landmark text—published in 1909—revolutionized urban design. Adopted by the city of Chicago, the Plan had a major impact on its development, particularly that of the Lake Shore, detailing proposals for circulation, transportation facilities, civic buildings and parks. This reprint reproduces all 143 plates from the original, 48 in color. It also contains a plate of City Hall, rendered in color by Jules Guerin, that was omitted from the original edition. Kristen Schaffer's new introduction examines Daniel Burnham's handwritten draft of the book, focusing on those parts that were edited out of the publication, to suggest a reinterpretation of the plan.
This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, some believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the historical character of the original artifact. The publishers of this book believe this work is culturally important in its original archival form. While they strive to adequately clean and digitally enhance the original work, there are occasionally instances where imperfections such as blurred or missing pages, poor pictures or errant marks may have been introduced due to either the quality of the original work or the scanning process itself. Despite these occasional imperfections, they've brought it back into print as part of an ongoing global book preservation commitment, providing customers with access to the best possible historical reprints. We appreciate your understanding of these occasional imperfections, and sincerely hope you enjoy seeing the book in a format as close as possible to that intended by the original publisher.
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