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A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century

A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century

Rybczynski, Witold

Hardcover

Artists19th Century United States HistoryLandscape Architecture

ISBN10: 0684824639
ISBN13: 9780684824635
Published: Jun 8 1999
Pages: 480
Weight: 1.94
Height: 1.54 Width: 6.33 Depth: 9.25
Language: English
Awards: ALA Notable Books, Lukas Prize Project
In a brilliant collaboration between writer and subject, the bestselling author of Home and City Life illuminates Frederick Law Olmsted's role as a major cultural figure and a man at the epicenter of nineteenth-century American history.
We know Olmsted through the physical legacy of his stunning landscapes -- among them, New York's Central Park, California's Stanford University campus, Boston's Back Bay Fens, Illinois's Riverside community, Asheville's Biltmore Estate, and Louisville's park system. He was a landscape architect before that profession was founded, designed the first large suburban community in the United States, foresaw the need for national parks, and devised one of the country's first regional plans.

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