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    Description"Paradise Planned "is the definitive history of the development of the garden suburb, a phenomenon that originated in England in the late eighteenth century, was quickly adopted in the United State and northern Europe, and gradually proliferated throughout the world. These bucolic settings offered an ideal lifestyle typically outside the city but accessible by streetcar, train, and automobile. Today, the principles of the garden city movement are once again in play, as retrofitting the suburbs has become a central issue in planning. Strategies are emerging that reflect the goals of garden suburbs in creating metropolitan communities that embrace both the intensity of the city and the tranquility of nature. " Paradise Planned" is the comprehensive, encyclopedic record of this movement, a vital contribution to architectural and planning history and an essential recourse for guiding the repair of the American townscape.

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    Paradise Planned
    The Garden Suburb and the Modern City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert A. M. Stern
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 960
    Width: 264 mm
    Height: 312 mm
    Thickness: 74 mm
    Weight: 5,580 g
    ISBN 13: 9781580933261
    ISBN 10: 1580933262

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    LC classification: HT161 .S74 2013
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    Monacelli Press
    Imprint name
    Monacelli Press
    Publication date
    09 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Robert A. M. Stern is the founding partner of Robert A. M. Stern Architects and dean of the School of Architecture at Yale University. He is the principal author of the monumental five-volume history of architecture and urban design in New York City, culminating with "New York 2000," co-authored with David Fishman and Jacob Tilove.
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    "When "Paradise Planned" arrived at my home--all 1,072 extra-thick high-gloss pages--my first instinct was to set the volume down on its own half-acre lot, give it a peaked roof, and simply move in. All this bulk has a larger purpose: to prove overwhelmingly that the topic is not marginal or slight--that you can't fathom the modern city without understanding the immemorial longing for a house in a bower, just outside the city walls. The authors deploy industrial quantities of homework and buckets of elegant prose--not to mention maps, drawings, then-and-now snapshots, close-up details, and aerial views--to rescue a 'tragically interrupted, 150-year-old tradition' from modern disrepute." --"Architectural Record" ""Paradise Planned," a massive history of the garden suburb, comes out next month. It's vintage Stern, contrarian and sweeping: At a time when it's fashionable to give the suburbs up for dead, he puts out an exhaustive ode to the bucolic enclave. That has always been Stern's strength. He's so old-fashioned that he's practically countercultural." --"New York" magazine "'A 1,072-page behemoth, beautifully designed by Pentagram, that is a global Baedeker to the long and interesting history of the planned suburb. The book documents projects all over Europe and North America, and also ranges as far as Brazil, Israel, Japan, and Australia. There is no doubt that Paradise Planned will become the prime source on the subject. The book provides ample information about the backgrounds of scores of projects, many today forgotten, most rarely published. It shows how deeply the idea of the garden suburb was embedded in the public consciousness, and how it influenced not only garden city advocates, but architects and planners worldwide, including modernist pioneers Eliel Saarinen in Finland, Lewerentz in Sweden, Dudok in Holland, and Le Corbusier in France. . . . A gauntlet flung in the face of modernist urban theory. 'Suburbs will not go away nor should th