Detroit's Belle Isle: Island Park GEM

Author:   Michael Rodriguez ,  Thomas Featherstone ,  Thomas Featherstone ,  Thomas Featherstone
Publisher:   Arcadia Publishing
ISBN:  

9780738523156


Pages:   128
Publication Date:   01 March 2003
Format:   Paperback
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Detroit's Belle Isle: Island Park GEM


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One of the most unique urban parks in the world, Belle Isle has long been a source of civic pride in Detroit. In 1879, just as its population, land area, and industry were flourishing, the city of Detroit purchased this 700-acre island for use as a park. Famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted was soon commissioned to transform the island into an idyllic retreat from the industrial city. This book uses remarkable images drawn from the Walter P. Reuther Library to document Belle Isle's distinctive history. Throughout the city's periods of accomplishment, economic flux, and social turmoil, Belle Isle is revealed as a romantic haven where Detroit's many cultures came together to relax, celebrate, and play.

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Author:   Michael Rodriguez ,  Thomas Featherstone ,  Thomas Featherstone ,  Thomas Featherstone
Publisher:   Arcadia Publishing
Imprint:   Arcadia Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 16.50cm , Height: 1.30cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.295kg
ISBN:  

9780738523156


ISBN 10:   0738523151
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   01 March 2003
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Michael Rodriquez is a humanities librarian at Michigan State University. Thomas Featherstone is an audiovisual archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University in Detroit, and the co-author of another Arcadia title, Labor in Detroit: Working in the Motor City.

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