Frederic Law Olmsted: Designing the American Landscape


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Frederic Law Olmsted: Designing the American Landscape Authors: , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Rizzoli International Publications
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Pages: 300 Illustrations and other contents: 250 photographs Language: English ISBN: 9780847869886 Categories: , ,

A landscape architect, city planner, and creative genius who transformed the American landscape, Frederick Law Olmsted was a man of passionate vision. He defined the profession of landscape architecture and designed America s most beloved parks and landscapes, many of them gorgeously illustrated here, including New York s Central Park, Brooklyn s Prospect Park, the U.S. Capitol grounds, and the lands and gardens of the Biltmore Estate. During a remarkable forty-year career that began in the mid-1800s, Olmsted created the first park systems, urban greenways, and suburban residential communities in this country. A comprehensive view of the man and his work, the new edition includes new photography of Olmsted s masterworks Central and Prospect Parks, as well as a new introduction and new final chapter by the author that examines Olmsted s ongoing influence.

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Author Biography

Charles E. Beveridge is series editor of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted and research professor of history at American University. Paul Rocheleau is a distinguished photographer whose work has been published widely. David Larkin is a renowned editor and book designer.