Monday, June 8, 2009

mike sinclair

mike sinclair in his project city beautiful, looks at how public areas made to provide ideal civic space transform themselves through time.

from his statement in

"In 1893 the newly formed Parks and Boulevard Commission of Kansas City presented a plan to solve the rapidly growing city’s lack of parkland. Not content to create just a few typical parks with a playground at one end and a ball field at the other, their intent was to carve out of the topographically eccentric site of our city a series of connecting parks and parkways that would bind the city together geographically and as a community.
These photographs show some of what remains of that intent today".