American Townscape [1953] : Magazine : A Public Space

American Townscape [1953]

City-Building Christopher Tunnard

A cheerful optimism and an expanding economy have fostered the idea that technology can be harnessed to overcome any difficulty.

Log in to read the rest.

If you are a subscriber but do not currently have online access, please contact us to link your subscription at

Not a subscriber?

Not yet a subscriber? Join us now, and become a part of the conversation.

No. 26

No. 26


Christopher Tunnard (1910–1979) was a Canadian-born landscape architect, garden designer, and city planner. His books include Man-Made America: Chaos or Control ​(Yale), American Skyline: the Growth and Form of Our Cities and Towns (Mentor), and Gardens in the Modern Landscape, recently reissued by University of Pennsylvania Press.


A Public Space is an independent nonprofit publisher of an eponymous award-winning literary, arts, and culture magazine, and APS Books. Under the direction of founding editor Brigid Hughes since 2006, it has been our mission to seek out overlooked and unclassifiable work, and to publish writing from beyond established confines. Subscribe today, and join the conversation. More


A one-year subscription to A Public Space includes three issues of the magazine as well as access to the online archive and membership in a dynamic community of readers and writers.

For Just


Subscribe Today

A Public Space
323 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Privacy Policy

General Information
Subscription Help