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Designing the Nation's Capital by
Publication Date: 2007-02-28
Seven essays on various aspects of the Park Commission Plan (popularly known as the McMillan Plan), by authors well-known in their fields. Many illustrations, some taken from the Park Commission's Report (1902) and color illustrations of the remaining water color renderings owned by the Commission. These essays have been compiled to serve the people of Washington and all who find the creation of cities a subject of fascination.
Civic Art by
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
This comprehensive history explores the evolving role of the Commission of Fine Arts in the context of the artistic, social, and political circumstances that fostered the commission's creation and the subsequent trends that have informed its decisions. As design philosophies and styles changed over the century, the commission also shifted its emphasis --from Beaux-Arts architecture and planning principles to the modernist pragmatism of midcentury, the urban redevelopment and historicist trends of the late twentieth century, to contemporary issues of security, sustainability, and information technology.
Hedge management plan for Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire
The historic evergreen hedges at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site are are both dynamic natural vegetation
and static architectural features. This report has been prepared in partnership with the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, which promotes the preservation of significant
landscapes through research, planning, stewardship, and education.
A guide to conservation plantings on critical areas for the Northeast
This guide covers some factors to consider when planning and implementing critical area seedlings and conservation plantings in the Northeast U.S. It discusses the differences between critical area stabilization, conservation plantings, and restoration with an emphasis on critical area stabilization.The guide covers which factors to consider when purchasing seed or plants such as seed certification and pure live seed.