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Eden by Design: The 1930 Olmsted-Bartholomew Plan for the Los Angeles Region


By: Greg Hise and William Deverell

248 pages, 50 b/w illus, 25 maps

University of California Press

Paperback | Jun 2000 | #107182 | ISBN: 0520224159
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Hardback | Dec 2000 | #107181 | ISBN: 0520224140
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&i;`The report is not only a vital document in the history of Los Angeles...but a lost classic of a neglected golden age of city planning and landscape architecture...It embodies a truly regional perspective; an ecological perspective; a long-range vision; an integration of design with finance and administration; and a truly grand interpretation of public space. It deserves to be known to every serious student of the American planning tradition.'&o; Robert Fishman, author of &i;Bougeois Utopias: The Rise and Fall of Surburbia&o;

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Greg Hise is Associate Professor of Urban History and Planning at the University of Southern California and author of Magnetic Los Angeles: Planning the Twentieth-Century Metropolis (1997) and co-editor of Rethinking Los Angeles (1996). William Deverell is Professor of History at the University of Southern California and Director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West. He is the author of Railroad Crossing: Californians and the Railroad, 1850-1910 (California, 1994), coeditor of California Progressivism Revisited (California, 1994), and coeditor of Metropolis in the Making: Los Angeles in the 1920s (California, 2001).

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