Author’s Talk: The Central Park by Cynthia Brenwall

Prepare to learn something new about the most frequently visited urban park in the United States – Central Park!

The Municipal Archives at the New York City Department of Records and Information Services invites you to meet the author of a remarkable new book which tells the story of how the great park came to be.

The Central Park Book: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure by Cynthia Brenwell (Abrams 2019) features hundreds of color photographs illustrations and plans, including the original winning entry for the park’s design by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calbert Vaux. With over 65 design projects, from the two magnificent museums on either side of the park down to the carefully detailed benches and lampposts, The Central Park is a magnificent art book and a lesson on what visionary urban planning can do for a great city.











When: Thu., May. 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Prepare to learn something new about the most frequently visited urban park in the United States – Central Park!

The Municipal Archives at the New York City Department of Records and Information Services invites you to meet the author of a remarkable new book which tells the story of how the great park came to be.

The Central Park Book: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure by Cynthia Brenwell (Abrams 2019) features hundreds of color photographs illustrations and plans, including the original winning entry for the park’s design by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calbert Vaux. With over 65 design projects, from the two magnificent museums on either side of the park down to the carefully detailed benches and lampposts, The Central Park is a magnificent art book and a lesson on what visionary urban planning can do for a great city.

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