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Lecture 5

Week 5 FAH377 feb 27

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University of Toronto St. George
Jane Wolf

February 27, 2013 Landscape Architecture Landscape as region Bernett and Bennet used plan of Chicago to argue and establish Chicago as the commercial capital of newly power nation Imperial power victory of Spanish war Chicago in 50yrs had been principal Plan of Washington 0boroque William plan in … 3 Versailles =members 16 -18 cent. Paris under napoleon the 3 his deputy and landscape architect. Boulevard urban plans and image and experience made reference to od powerful imperial cities Assertion of political and economical power. Practical capitalist street concerned with railways and transportation. Railways individually within each city Logical infrastructure meant better and more profitable cities. Simplification of rail.. in Chicago Forbidding of traffic to enter center of city Chicago Louve is were all trains and commuter lines and elevated railroad go Intersection btw utilitarian Chicago grid centered on very large city center never built bellow is Ottawa monumental scale new boulevard proposed. North American elite fell in love with renaissance gardens of Italy. Photography and paintings of garden brought back from Italy. Parriisch painting from Italian villas and their gardens. Ladnte Bengnaia. Like Burnham Plat turned observations of Europe into new design proposals. Motifs into garden of farm in Brooklyn Massachusetts. Villa lontai drive runs parallel to the house doesn’t lead directly to the house which is on a terrace below it is one set of garden beside it is another. View of landscape beyond while on drive. Come in on long drive flower gardens beside house and below and service court to the side not exactly the same but a borrowing and translation of organization patterns and garden types wildly diff from Olmsted firm would have produced. Folklore farm in Brooklyn Massachusetts Crash of stock marked in 1929 next wave had already started to emerge driven by new technologies and commitment to progress and to look forward not back. Automobile telephone airplane inventions Landscape and progress February 27, 2013 Some of issues discussed echo things in context of 19 cent. Work centered on designers called regional of America. Urban reform association goal was to connect group of friends in critical…. Active for period of 10yrs Developer alexander bing Architects makye was first regional planner union leaders city officials writers sociologists diverse group technocrafts govern under decision making Educated in forestry at Harvard worked for fledging US forest service then he met Clarence stign worked for us authority then bloral
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