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Title: Madison : a model city : electronic text
Author: Nolen, John, 1869-1937
Principal: Gorman, Peter C.
Editor: Gorman, Peter C.

TEI Markup: Gorman, Peter C.


Submitter: Gorman, Peter C.

Edition: UW-Madison TEI edition
Extent: ca. 226 Kb, in two files: figures ca. 15.5 Mb in 249 files
Publisher: University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries
Place: Madison, Wisconsin
issue-id: History.NolenMadsn

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Date: July 2000
Series: The History Collection / Historical Primary Sources

John Nolen's 1911 report to the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association is a preeminent example of the urban landscape movement at the turn of the century. The General Library System decided that its importance, along with increasing recognition of Nolen's work both nationally and internationally, merited increased availability through electronic technologies. The HTML version of the book was the first in the Libraries' program of digitizing significant cultural works, ensuring both their preservation and their accessibility.

Other works by John Nolen in the collections of the University of Wisconsin-Madison include:

Comprehensive planning for small towns and villages / by John Nolen. Boston : American Unitarian Association, [1911?]
General features of a park system for Chattanooga, by John Nolen. Boston, G. H. Ellis Co., printers, 1911.
General plan of a park and playground system for New London, Conn., by John Nolen. Boston, Press of G. H. Ellis Co., 1913.
Glen Ridge : the preservation of its natural beauty and its improvement as a place of residence / by John Nolen. Glen Ridge, N.J. : [s.n.], 1909.
The making of a park system in La Crosse : report / by John Nolen. La Crosse, Wis. : Inland Printing Co., 1911.
Montclair : the preservation of its natural beauty and its improvement as a residence town / report of John Nolan, landscape architect to the Municipal Art Commission, and the Commission's recommendations to the citizens of Montclair. Montclair, N.J. : [s.n.], 1909 (New York : Styles & Cash).
New ideals in the planning of cities, towns and villages [by] John Nolen. New York city, American city bureau [c1919]
New towns for old; achievements in civic improvement in some American small towns and neighborhoods, by John Nolen, introduction by Albert Shaw. Boston, Mass., Marshall Jones Company [c1927]
The parks and recreation facilities in the United States. Philadelphia, 1910.
Parkways and land values, by John Nolen and Henry V. Hubbard. Cambridge, Harvard university press, 1937.
Replanning small cities; six typical studies, by John Nolen. New York, B. W. Huebsch, 1912.
San Diego, a comprehensive plan for its improvement, by John Nolen. Boston, G. H. Ellis co., printers, 1908.
State parks for Wisconsin / report of John Nolen. Madison, Wis. : State Park Board, [1909]

For more information about John Nolen:

John Nolen, landscape architect, town, city, and regional planner : a bibliographical record of achievement / by John L. Hancock. Ithaca, N.Y. : Program in Urban and Regional Studies, Cornell University, 1976.
John Nolen and the American city planning movement : a history of culture change and community response, 1900-1940 / John L. Hancock. 1964.
John Nolen's city planning work in the South / Thomas W. Henderson. Monticello, Ill., USA : Vance Bibliographies, [1987]
John Nolen : the Wisconsin activities of an American landscape architectural and planning pioneer, 1908-1937 / by Barbara Jo Long. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin, 1978.

Source Text

Title: Madison : a model city
Author: Nolen, John, 1869-1937
Extent: 168 p. : ill. (part fold.) ; 27 cm.
Place: Boston, Mass.
Date: 1911

Encoding Description

Nolen's plan for the city of Madison is hard to find in the original; most of the few library copies have been stolen or have been mutilated. The first digital encodings were a PDF version stored on CD-ROM and an HTML version, taken from an intact copy of the original book.

This encoding was derived from the HTML version, but the print edition is the authoritative source text.

Encoded according to Guidelines for Markup of Electronic Texts: UW-Madison Libraries, version 2.0, Pedagogical Level.

Corrections have been made (using corr only in the case of obvious typographical errors or misspellings that are correctly spelled elsewhere. sic has been preferred whenever the reading is open to question.

All quotation marks have been retained.

End-of-line hyphens have been eliminated, except for words normally containing a hyphen at that point. Where hyphenated words occur at the end of a page, the page break element has been moved to the end of the recombined word.

Abbreviations have not been expanded.

The figure of Weimar was moved from its original location on p. 159 to avoid structural problems with content model of list element.

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