Boston: A Topographical History

  • Title: Boston: A Topographical History
  • Author: Walter Muir Whitehill Lawrence W. Kennedy
  • ISBN: 9780674002685
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Paperback
  • Boston A Topographical History This urbane and delightful book covering than years of the course of Boston s history has now been enlarged with an account of the city s new urban design architecture and historic preservation
    This urbane and delightful book covering than 300 years of the course of Boston s history has now been enlarged with an account of the city s new urban design, architecture, and historic preservation and is richly illustrated with 32 additional photographs and drawings In the last three decades momentous changes have visited this colonial city made modern Lawrence KThis urbane and delightful book covering than 300 years of the course of Boston s history has now been enlarged with an account of the city s new urban design, architecture, and historic preservation and is richly illustrated with 32 additional photographs and drawings In the last three decades momentous changes have visited this colonial city made modern Lawrence Kennedy portrays the Boston that preserved much of the intimacy of the remembered place while creating a dramatic new skyline Boston has been remarkably transformed while keeping human the features of a beloved city.

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    1. NGL, this one was pretty dry. Academic, which isn't a bad thing, but dullishly so. That said, it has its moments. The beginning, focusing on the natural landmarks of pre-city Boston, and the part about the Victorian era (and the building of Back Bay) were both interesting. Photographs, many dating to the mid-1800s, were phenomenal and plentiful. The original author, Whitehill, narrates the story of Boston in a detached, passionless fashion, then towards the end of the first edition (he adds anot [...]

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    2. For its time--the 1960s--Muir's text (Whitehill would join him later) on the topographic changes to Boston's peninsula and its various land-making activities dominated the field. It surveyed for the first time these changes in one book. Although it rambles at times, even gets stuck in a few cup-de-sacs, it still remains informative and useful. Only Nancy Seasholes' book, Gaining Ground, surpasses it in style and substance.

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    3. a wonderful book.

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    4. After living so close to it for my entire life, and feeling some connection and pride for it despite never having lived in the city itself, I've finally decided it's time to learn something about Boston. I started with this thick, rather dense, dry, and academic architectural history. I loved the first half, which was all about the building of Boston, the reshaping of the Shawmut peninsula, and the whys and hows of all the land building that made Boston. The chapters on more recent history slid [...]

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    5. An absolutely essential book for Boston newcomers and residents alike. The original book was written at the dawn of the urban renewal era in the 1950s, but the updated chapters evaluate these projects and bring the reader up to the year 2000 or so. More of a history of Boston's built environment, the book chronicles the political and physical expansion of the city over the centuries.

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    6. Anyone who has visited Boston has heard everything I learned from this book. It covered the perfect range of physical (built environment) and social (culture trends) courses of history to be an immensely satisfying book for me. I've retained a lot, due in part to excellent writing and how often I repeat it to anyone I can subject it upon. I even thought it was quite witty.

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    7. very interesting book i read the one that ended with the 70's and the development of City Hall & Government Center, but obviously the most interesting stuff is in the beginning & dealing with the three mountains & the land development. umm or maybe i'm just a dork.

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    8. This is a great read for anyone interested in the development of Boston, tracing the city's morphology from 1630 to 1975. Of particular interest to me was the temporal nature of many of the buildings and the denizens seemingly endless energy for reinventing their surroundings.

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    9. fascinating history of Boston.

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    10. One of the very best primers on the city--a must read for any new resident. You would never imagine that landfill could be so interesting, or shape the culture of a city to such an extent.

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