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Summary: A biography of the man who made public parks an essential part of American life. He made enormous contributions to the American landscape, believing a park was both a work of art and a necessity for urban life. Olmsted's efforts to preserve nature created an "environmental ethic" decades before the environmental movement became a force in American politics.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Howard, Hugh

Summary: "As the nation recovered from a cataclysmic war, two titans of design profoundly influenced how Americans came to interact with the built and natural world around them through their pioneering work in architecture and landscape design. Frederick Law Olmsted is widely revered as America's first and finest parkmaker and environmentalist, the force behind Manhattan's Central Park, Brooklyn's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly, an imprint of Grove Atlantic 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 712.092 HOW

Summary: A journey through the art and life of the Brazilian landscape architect and painter best known for the iconic black-and-white mosaic promenades that line Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach.This documentary shows the full contribution of the landscape artist to the national flora. Directed and written by João Vargas Penna, the film is a walk through the art and personality of Roberto Burle Marx,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN LAN

Jewell, Jennifer

Summary: The Earth in Her Hands celebrates the important contributions women make to the wide world of plants--in the fields of horticulture, environmental science, botany, floral design, farming, landscape architecture, herbalism, food justice, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Timber Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 630.92 JEW

Taylor, Mary Ellen

Summary: "Adrift in the wake of her father's death, a failed marriage and multiple miscarriages, Libby McKenzie feels truly alone. Though her new life as a wedding photographer provides a semblance of purpose, it's also a distraction from her profound pain. When asked to photograph a wedding at the historic Woodmont estate, Libby meets the owner, Elaine Grant. Hoping to open Woodmont to the public,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2021

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC TAY

Lewis, Anna M.

Summary: "Reporting on a range of historical and contemporary female builders and designers, this educational book strives to inspire a new generation of girls in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. With many of the profiles set againstthe backdrop of such landmark events as the women's suffrage and civil rights movements and the Industrial Revolution, and with original...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Independent Pub Group 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 LEW

Rybczynski, Witold.

Summary: "In a collaboration between writer and subject, the 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,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 1999

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Olmsted, Frederick Law

Summary: The biggest and best single-volume collection ever published of the fascinating and wide-ranging writings of a vitally important nineteenth century cultural figure whose work continues to shape our world today. Seaman, farmer, abolitionist, journalist, administrator, reformer, conservationist, and without question America’s foremost landscape architect and urban planner, Frederick Law Olmsted...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2015

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Plumptre, George.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ward Lock 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 633 Plumptre

Heitzmann, Kristen.

Summary: A landscape architect who specializes in the design and creation of labyrinths is herself searching for God, and hoping to make sense of the nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Publishing 2008

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC HEI

Martin, Justin.

Summary: Describes the life of the landscape architect responsible for New York's Central Park and Boston's Emerald Necklace including his lesser-known time spent as an influential journalist, early voice for the environment and abolitionist, all overshadowed by a tragic personal life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 2011

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Jekyll, Gertrude

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Antique Collectors' Club 1982

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 635 JEK

Morgan, Sarah

Summary: In the chaos of New York, true love can be hard to find, even when it's been right under your nose all along. Love has never been a priority for garden designer Frankie Cole. After witnessing the fallout of her parents' divorce, she's seen the devastation an overload of emotion can cause. The only man she feels comfortable with is her friend Matt-- but that's strictly platonic. If only she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HQN Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Morgan 2016

Heitzmann, Kristen.

Summary: A landscape architect who specializes in the design and creation of labyrinths is herself searching for God, and hoping to make sense of the nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEI

Summary: Students looking to pursue a career that takes them out of the office and puts them directly into nature can look to several careers that build on an interest in the natural sciences, ecology, the environment, historical preservation, archaeology, and agriculture. This volume provides need-to-know information on various careers that put a whole new spin on the idea of "working in the field."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Information Services, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: 331.702 CAR

Summary: Building on the extremely popular First Look at Careers, this 2-part video set takes an alphabetic Second Look at Careers. We've taken 40 occupations from the Children's Dictionary of Occupations, and brought them to life using real people at work. Students learn about the tools of the trade and the tasks performed on the job. They hear from workers who will tell them how to prepare for each...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Slatalla, Michelle

Summary: "Our homes' outdoor spaces can--and should--be as welcoming and carefully considered as our living rooms; when treated as extensions of our homes, these spaces enrich our lives immeasurably. That was the guiding principle when, under the direction of editor in chief Michelle Slatalla (whose New York Times style columns were weekly must-reads for a decade), the team behind Remodelista.com...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Artisan 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 633 SLA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 635 SLA

Langdon, Philip.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grayson Publishing 2012

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 712.6 LAN

Winterbottom, Daniel M.

Summary: More than ever before, landscape architects, garden designers, and healthcare professionals are asked to create gardens that meet the physical, psychological, emotional, and social needs of a wide range of user groups. Landscape architect Daniel Winterbottom and occupational therapist Amy Wagenfeld present a collaborative approach that successfully translates the principles of therapeutic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Timber Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 633 WIN

Summary: "What design represents the best hopes for our future success on earth? Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World asks American and international landscape architects, architects, planners, urban designers, policymakers, writers, and sustainable designers to answer the question in five hundred words or less. Each person outlines how a project or design practice,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton Architectural Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 715 GRE

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