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The Resource Saving Central Park : a history and a memoir, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers

Saving Central Park : a history and a memoir, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers

Label
Saving Central Park : a history and a memoir
Title
Saving Central Park
Title remainder
a history and a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Barlow Rogers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of how one woman's long love affair with New York's Central Park led her to a job in which she was able to organize the rescue of the park from its serious decline in the 1970s, returning it to the beautiful place of recreational opportunity and spiritual sustenance it is today. Elizabeth Barlow Rogers opens with a quick survey of her early life--a middle-class upbringing in Texas; college at Wellesley, marriage, a degree in City Planning at Yale. And then her move to New York where she has children and, when she finds being a mother and a housewife is not enough, pours herself into the protection and enhancement of the city's green spaces. Interwoven into her own story is a comprehensive history of Central Park: its design and construction as a scenic masterpiece; the alterations of each succeeding era; the addition of numerous facilities for sports and play; and finally the "anything goes phase" of the 1960s and '70s, which was often fun but almost destroyed the park. The two narratives continue to entwine as she finds a job in the administration of Central Park, founds the Central Park Conservancy, and transforms both the park and herself--a transformation that has led to her many books, to travels that have taken her to parks and gardens around the world, and has solidified the prestige of New York's most conspicuous landmark
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow
Dewey number
  • 333.78/3092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow
  • Central Park Conservancy (New York, N.Y.)
  • Central Park Conservancy (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Conservationists
  • Landscape architects
  • Women conservationists
  • Women landscape architects
  • Central Park (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Saving Central Park : a history and a memoir, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn999672018
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 301 pages
Isbn
9781524733551
Lccn
2017023487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
333.78309 R631 ; XX-N ; [A17BP148, #50, 3@$30.00, DLG/RT ].
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 999672018
  • (OCoLC)999672018
Label
Saving Central Park : a history and a memoir, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn999672018
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 301 pages
Isbn
9781524733551
Lccn
2017023487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
333.78309 R631 ; XX-N ; [A17BP148, #50, 3@$30.00, DLG/RT ].
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 999672018
  • (OCoLC)999672018

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