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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
American
Title
Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre
Camden Harbor Park & Amphitheatre
exterior
general view
Work Type
park (recreation area)
Date
Work: 1928-1931
Era: CE
Image Date: 1991
Location
55 Main Street
Camden, Knox, Maine, United States
Period
Neoclassical
Description
The grounds of the Camden Public Library create a distinctly unique, highly articulated series of landscape experiences, the centerpiece of which is a public outdoor garden amphitheater. Designed by the renowned landscape architect Fletcher Steele, this landscape is one of his best works of art. It was designed and constructed between 1928 and 1931, and funded by local patron of the arts, Mary Louise Curtis Bok. Steele’s landscape design is an important transitional composition that blends elements of the traditional Neoclassical with the ‘new’ ideas of the French Moderne (Art Deco) and successfully marries the ideals of the Renaissance Italian garden theater with the richness of Maine’s native landscape. The popularity and unique qualities of the amphitheater immediately led to the christening of the site as the “Camden Amphitheatre”. http://www.librarycamden.org/about-the-library/camden-harbor-park-amphitheatre/
ID Number
20101214AVRN_0012
Source
Photographer: Wilson, Richard Guy
Complex Title
Camden Public Library
Rights
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File Properties
File Name
596984.fpx
SSID
596984

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