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Books on Jensen, The Battle for the Dunes, Chicago History, Chicago Architectural History



Archival radio broadcast and 16mm footage of Jens Jensen (1860-1951), landscape architect, conservationist, author Siftings. 


Archival videos shot from the late 1980s – to early 1990s of Alfred Caldwell (1903-1998), Jensen acolyte and friend, landscape architect, architect, protégé of Mies van der Rohe.


Addams, Jane. Twenty Years at Hull-House: With Autobiographical Notes. Dover Publications, 2008.


Bachrach, Julia S., and Jo Ann Nathan. Inspired By Nature: The Garfield Park Conservatory and Chicago’s West Side. Chicago: Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, 2008


Bachrach, Julia, The City in a Garden: A Photographic History of Chicago's Parks Second Ed. (Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places)

Chicago: Columbia College Chicago Press; 2nd Edition, 2012.


Botts, Lee, and Bruce Krushelnicki.  The Great Lakes: An Environmental Atlas & Resource Book. Washington: US EPA & Environment, 1988.


Burnham, Daniel, and Bennett, Edward. Plan of Chicago. Princeton Architectural Press, 1993.


Cassidy, Victor. Henry Chandler Cowles, Pioneer Ecologist. Chicago: Kedzie Sigel Press, 2007.


Chaddock, Diane K. Wildflowers of the Dunes: A Guide to the Common Flowering Plants of the Michigan and Indiana Dunes. Baroda, MI: Sand Cress Books, Baroda, 1998.


Chicago, West Park Commission. A Plea for Playgrounds. Chicago: Special Park Commission, 1905.


Chicago Park District, Special Collections. Chicago Park District Offices, Chicago, IL.


Christy, Stephen F. “The Growth of an Artist: Jens Jensen and Landscape Architecture.” Master’s thesis. Dept. of Landscape Architecture. University of Wisconsin, 1976.


Collier, Malcolm. “Jens Jensen and Columbus Park.” Chicago History 4, no. 4 (Winter) 1975.

Condit, Carl. The Chicago School of Architecture: A History of Commercial and Public Building in the Chicago Area, 1875-1925. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1998.


Cronon, William. Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1992.


Dabbert, James R., and J. Ronald Engel. The INDIANA DUNES REVEALED: The Art of Frank V. Dudley. University of Illinois Press, 2006.


Domer, Dennis (ed.). Alfred Caldwell: The Life and Work of a Prairie School Landscape Architect. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.


Eaton, Leonard K. Landscape Artist in America: The Life and Work of Jens Jensen. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1964.


Engel, J. Ronald. Sacred Sands: The Struggle for Community in the Indiana Dunes. Wesleyan, 1986.


Farr, Doug. Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2007.


Franklin, Kay and Norma Schaeffer. Duel for the Dunes: Land Use Conflict on the Shores of Lake Michigan. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1983.


Friends of Our Native Landscape (FONL). Proposed Park Areas in the State of Illinois: A Report with Recommendations. Chicago: Friends of Our Native Landscape, 1921.


Fulkerson, Mertha, and Ada Corson. The Story of The Clearing. Chicago: Coach House Press, 1972.


Grese, Robert E. “Abstractions of Nature: Jensen Designed to Uplift the Spirit at the Eleanor and Edsel Ford Estate.” Garden Design. Autumn, 1988.


Grese, Robert E. Jens Jensen Maker of Parks and Gardens (Creating the North American Landscape). Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.


Grese, Robert E. The Native Landscape Reader (Critical Perspectives in the History of Environmental Design) Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2011.


Jacobs, Jane. The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Modern Library, 1993.


Jensen, Jens. Siftings. Chicago: Ralph Fletcher Seymour, 1939.


Jensen, Jens. A Greater West Park System. Chicago: West Park Commission, 1920.


Hales, Peter B. Silver Cities: Photographing American Urbanization, 1839-1939. University of New Mexico Press, 1980.


Hales, Peter B. “The Hidden Hand: Jacob Riis’s Photographs.” College Art Association. New York, 1982.


Hales, Peter B. William Henry Jackson and the Transformation of the American Landscape. Temple University Press, 1996.


Hasbrouck, Wilbert. The Chicago Architectural Club: Prelude to the Modern. Chicago: The Monacelli Press, 2005.


Knight, Louise W. Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.


Knudson, Berta. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Gardens Memoir. University of Illinois at Springfield Library Special Collections, 1975.


Lincoln Highway Association. The Lincoln Highway: The Story of a Crusade That Made Transportation History. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1935.


Mather, Stephen. Report On the Proposed Sand Dunes National Park, Indiana. United States Dept. of The Interior. National Park Service. Nabu Press, 2010.


Mayer, Harold M., and Richard C. Wade. Chicago: Growth of a Metropolis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1973.


Miller, Donald L. City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.


Miller, Wilhelm. “The Prairie Style of Landscape Architecture.” Architectural Record 40, no. 6 (December), 1916.


Maloney, Cathy. Chicago Gardens: The Early History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.


Maloney, Cathy. The Gardener’s Cottage in Riverside, Illinois: Living in a "Small Masterpiece" by Frank Lloyd Wright, Jens Jensen, and Frederick Law Olmsted. Chicago: Columbia College Chicago Press, 2010.


Morrison, Darrel. Afterward to Siftings (American Land Classics). Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990.


The Morton Arboretum. Special Collections. Jens Jensen Archive.


Oakley, Stewart. A Short History of Denmark. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1972.


Pacyga, Dominic A. Chicago: A Biography. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition, 2011.


Prairie Club Archives. Thomas Memorial Library, Chesterton, Ind.


Rordam, Thomas. The Danish Folk Schools. Copenhagen: Der Danske Selskab,  1980.


Russell, Virginia L. “You Dear Old Prima Donna: The Letters of Frank Lloyd Wright and Jens Jensen.” Landscape Journal, vol. 20 no. 2, (January), 2001.


Smith, Carl. The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City (Chicago Visions and Revisions). Chicago:  University Of Chicago Press, 2007.


Smithson, Robert. “Frederick Law Olmsted and the Dialectical Landscape.” Artforum 11 (February) 1973.


Sullivan, Louis. The Autobiography of an Idea. New York: Press of the American Institute of Architects, 1924.


Takemoto, Patricia Akiko. “The Clearing: The Growth and Survival of an American Adult Education Institution in the Danish Folk School Tradition.” Ph.D. diss., Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, 1987.


Tishler, William H. (ed.) Midwestern Landscape Architecture. De Kalb: University of Illinois Press, 2004.


Tishler, William H. (ed.) American Landscape Architecture: Designers and Places. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1988.


Tishler, William H. and Erik M. Ghenoui. "Conservation pioneers: Jens Jensen and the Friends of our Native Landscape" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. 86: 4, 2002-2003.


Twombly, Robert C. "Frank Lloyd Wright: His Life and Architecture" New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1979.


Wille, Lois, "Forever Open, Clear, and Free: The Historic Struggle for Chicago’s Lakefront. Chicago" Henry Regnery Co., 1972.

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