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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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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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Graham, Wade.

Summary: From Frederick Law Olmsted to Richard Neutra, Michelle Obama to our neighbors, Americans throughout history have revealed something of themselves--their personalities, desires, and beliefs--in the gardens they create. Rooted in the time and place of their making, as much as in the minds and identities of their makers, gardens mirror the struggles and energies of a changing society. Melding...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 712 GRA

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