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FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED: WRITINGS ON LANDSCAPE, CULTURE AND SOCIETY. Ed. by Charles E. Beveridge. Library of America, New York, 2015. Distributed by Penguin Publishing Group, Penguin Random House LLC, New York. 856 pp. with 63 ills. (42 col.). 21 x 14 cm. LC 2015-935690 ISBN 9781598534528 In English.
Publisher's description: Seaman, farmer, abolitionist, journalist, administrator, reformer, conservationist, and without question America's foremost landscape architect and urban planner, Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) was at the center of some of the most significant developments of nineteenth century American history. As this volume reveals, the wide-ranging endeavors Olmstead was involved in--cofounding The Nation magazine, advocating against slavery, serving as executive secretary to the United States Sanitary Commission (precursor to the Red Cross) during the Civil War, championing the preservation of America's great wild places at Yosemite and Yellowstone--emerged from his steadfast commitment to what he called "communitiveness," the impulse to serve the needs of one's fellow citizens. This philosophy had its ultimate expression is his brilliant designs for some of the country's most beloved public spaces: New York's Central Park, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, Boston's "Emerald Necklace," the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, garden suburbs like Chicago's Riverside, parkways (a term he invented) and college campuses, the "White City" of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, and many others.
Artist(s):Olmsted, Frederick Law
Indexing: Western — United States — 1800-1900 — Landscape and Garden Design
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 168991
Hardcover $45.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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