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Olmsted, Frederick Law 1822-1903

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Works: 985 works in 2,195 publications in 2 languages and 46,463 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Music  Musical settings  Surveys  Personal narratives  Live sound recordings  Biographies  Pictorial works 
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Roles: Author, Editor, Artist, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Redactor, Compiler, Composer, Dedicatee, Cartographer, Architect
Classifications: SB470.O5, B
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Most widely held works about Frederick Law Olmsted
 
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Most widely held works by Frederick Law Olmsted
The Cotton Kingdom; a traveller's observations on cotton and slavery in the American slave States. Based upon three former volumes of journeys and investigations by the same author by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

75 editions published between 1861 and 2012 in English and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For other editions, see Author Catalog
A journey in the back country by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

51 editions published between 1860 and 2015 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reisebeschreibung, Nordamerika, 19. Jahrhundert
The slave States, before the Civil War by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

34 editions published between 1959 and 1979 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arranged from the original four volumes that Olmsted compiled from his articles in the "New York times" in the 1850's. For other editions, see Author Catalog
A journey in the seaboard slave states : with remarks on their economy by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

54 editions published between 1856 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur la 4e de couv. : "Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) was a journalist and landscape designer who is regarded as the founder of American landscape architecture : his mot famous achievement was Central Park in New-York, of which he became the superintendent in 1857, but he also worked on the design of parks in many other burgeoning American cities, and was called by Charles Eliot Norton 'the greatest artist that America has yet produced'. His A journey in the Seabord Slave States was originally published in 1856, and arose from journeys in the south which Olmsted, a passionate abolitionist, had undertaken in 1853-4. this edition was published in two volumes in 1904, with the addition of a biographical sketch by his son and an introduction by William P. Trent. It abounds in fascinating and witty descriptions of Olmsted's encounters and experiences in a society which was on the verge of overwhelming change."
Civilizing American cities; a selection of Frederick Law Olmsted's writings on city landscapes by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

26 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) designed New York City's Central Park, Brooklyn's Prospect Park, Chicago's South Park and Jackson Park, Montreal's Mount Royal Park, the park systems of Boston and Buffalo, and many others. But Olmsted also designed parkways and neighborhoods, reshaping cities around their parks. He thus reinvented the American urban landscape as a democratic outdoor setting that encouraged a new kind of participation in city life. Olmsted was one of the most gifted of American writers of his generation: prior to designing Central Park, he had written five important books, including The Cotton Kingdom (an account of his travels in the slave states), and his writings on American landscapes are unfailingly lively, eloquent, and passionate. Civilizing American Cities collects Olmsted's plans for New York, San Francisco, Buffalo, Montreal, Chicago, and Boston; his suburban plans for Berkeley, California and Riverside, Illinois; and a generous helping of his writings on urban landscape in general. These selections, expertly edited and introduced, are not only enjoyable but essential reading for anyone interested in the history - and the future - of America's cities. -- Book cover
Landscape into cityscape; Frederick Law Olmsted's plans for a greater New York City by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walks and talks of an American farmer in England by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

37 editions published between 1852 and 2011 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McLaughlin's notes are based on his own trips through England, undertaken over the past two decades to retrace the author's original route."--Jacket
A journey through Texas : or, A saddle-trip on the southwestern frontier by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

50 editions published between 1857 and 2004 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Olmsted's travels along the Old San Antonio Road through the East Texas Piney woods, the dry prairies farther west, the chaparral of South Texas, the coastal prairies, and the rich bottomlands around Houston and Galveston
Frederick Law Olmsted : essential texts by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Often called the father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted was responsible for the design of Central Park and Prospect Park in NewYork City; Mount Royal Park in Montreal; the Belle Isle Park in Detroit; the Grand Necklace of Parks in Milwaukee; the Cherokee Park and entire parks system in Louisville, KY; and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, to name a few of his most famous projects. His landscape works are enjoyed in 25 states and 3 Canadian provinces. Most of these parks were created during and immediately after the Civil War. This title presents the opportunity to witness the evolution of Olmstedrs's design and social philosophies during a time of upheaval in American history. Sixteen selections, dating from the 1850s to the 1890s, reveal Frederick Law Olmstedrs's youthful interests as well as his mature thinking on cities, small residential sites, the history and theory of urban parks, and landscape architecture in general. His writings directly addressed important issues of hisday, but they remain as cogent as ever in today's environmental crisis."--Pub. desc
Public parks and the enlargement of towns by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

25 editions published between 1870 and 1991 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Englishman in Kansas; or, Squatter life and border warfare by Thomas H Gladstone( Book )

19 editions published between 1857 and 1996 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating Central Park, 1857-1861 by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Years of Olmsted, Vaux & Company, 1865-1874 documents one of the most productive periods of Olmsted's career. During these years he and Vaux created their classic design for Prospect Park in Brooklyn, drew up plans for Riverside and Morningside parks in Manhattan, and designed Chicago's South Park. Its rich assortment of documents will be of interest to historians, landscape architects, urban planners, and anyone concerned with the roots of modern America. The Olmsted Papers project is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and is sponsored by The American University." --Publisher's description
A journey in the seaboard slave states in the years 1853-1854, with remarks on their economy by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

10 editions published between 1904 and 1967 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hallowed ground by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hospital transports : a memoir of the embarkation of the sick and wounded from the peninsula of Virginia in the summer of 1862 by United States Sanitary Commission( Book )

19 editions published between 1863 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The care of the sick, wounded, and dying during the American Civil War was a complex endeavor that brought ordinary men and women into contact with the terror of the battlefield. Hospital Transports is a compilation of letters and other papers written by physicians and nurses serving aboard the Union hospital steamboat Daniel Webster in the summer of 1862. The text details sleeping arrangements, cooking and feeding schedules, medical practices, and the incorporation of liberated slaves from the Lee plantation into the daily work of the ship. Clearly described are the emotional, visceral reactions of the corps of medical personnel who, as their ship makes its way along the Potomac picking up casualties, question the philosophies at the root of war, and the metaphysical questions concerning the definitions of life and death."--Jacket
The cotton kingdom; a selection by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special report of New York State survey on the preservation of the scenery of Niagara Falls, and Fourth annual report on the triangulation of the state. For the year 1879 by New York (State)( Book )

16 editions published between 1880 and 1983 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"9 mounted heliotype illustrations from photographs of the Falls and surroundings. Plates by the Heliotype Printing Company, Boston, from photographs by George Barker. This volume is the only one...[with] mounted and glazed prints. This style of printing was promoted by the Artotype Co. in 1878-9 and since the Heliotype Company received its patent rights in an exchange, this may be an example of the use of the Artotype patent."--Hanson Collection catalog, p. 65
A journey in the back country in the winter of 1853-4 by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

8 editions published between 1860 and 2010 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeys and explorations in the cotton kingdom. A traveller's observations on cotton and slavery in the American slave states. Based upon three former volumes of journeys and investigations by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

16 editions published between 1861 and 1862 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Law Olmsted : designing the American landscape by Charles E Beveridge( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A man of passionate vision and drive, Frederick Law Olmsted defined and named the profession of landscape architecture and designed America's most beloved parks and landscapes of the past century - New York's Central Park, Brooklyn's Prospect Park, the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Biltmore Estate, and many others. 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. He was a pivotal figure in the movement to create and preserve natural parks such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Niagara Falls; and he contributed to the design of many academic campuses, including Stanford University in Palo Alto, California." "Today there is a resurgence of interest in Olmsted's work and legacy in both the United States and Europe. This timely volume, following the format of Rizzoli's successful Masterworks series, presents the breadth of Olmsted's work in expansive, beautiful color photographs by Paul Rocheleau, who conceived this book. The engaging text illuminates Olmsted's role as an indefatigable administrator and social reformer, a man who slept a scant few hours each night and rallied around causes ranging from anti-slavery to sanitary regulation. Olmsted's career reflected a deep concern for fostering community and using the restorative effects of natural scenery to counteract the debilitating forces of the modern city."--BOOK JACKET
 
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Frederick Law Olmsted : essential texts
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Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick Law Olmsted Amerikaans botanicus (1822-1903)

Frederick Law Olmsted architecte paysagiste

Frederick Law Olmsted architetto e urbanista statunitense

Frederick Law Olmsted Sr.

Frederick Law Olmsted US-amerikanischer Landschaftsarchitekt, Planer des Central Park

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Olmsted, Frederick L. 1822-1903

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A journey in the seaboard slave states : with remarks on their economyCivilizing American cities; a selection of Frederick Law Olmsted's writings on city landscapesLandscape into cityscape; Frederick Law Olmsted's plans for a greater New York CityWalks and talks of an American farmer in EnglandA journey through Texas : or, A saddle-trip on the southwestern frontierFrederick Law Olmsted : essential textsThe Englishman in Kansas; or, Squatter life and border warfareCreating Central Park, 1857-1861