|Dr. Andrew Wood
Office: HGH 210; phone: (408) 924-5378
It's awakening to bird-song
In the rosy dawn of springtime!
Watching frisky squirrels cavorting!
Romping space for pets and children,
Far from city's threatening traffic!
It's group picnics at grounds southward,
And the suppers cooked o'er charcoal
In one corner of our gardens;
Baby's playpen in the sunshine,
Knowing well that naught can harm him!
We explore another counterpoint to utopia that manifested itself in nineteenth and twentieth century city planning, arcadia - a mythical green space, a modern compromise with the forces of discipline.
Readings: Garreau, Christensen, and Howard
Supplemental Website: Wood's Columbian Exposition Resources
Supplemental Website: Images from the 1933-34 Century of Progress Fair
Notes: Joel Garreau's Machine and Garden
Notes: Carol Christensen's Greendale and Greenbelt chapter
Notes: Ebenezer Howard's Garden Cities of To-Morrow
The American Studies Group at UVA, Henry Adams: The Dynamo and the Virgin
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Celestial Railroad
Ebenezer Howard, Garden Cities of To-Morrow - maintained by Cornell University
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