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Frederick Law Olmsted : essential texts

Author: Frederick Law Olmsted; Robert C Twombly
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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.  Read more...
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Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903.
Frederick Law Olmsted.
New York : W.W. Norton, c2010
(OCoLC)757702601
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Law Olmsted; Robert C Twombly
ISBN: 9780393733105 0393733106
OCLC Number: 449866981
Description: 344 p. : ill., plans ; 21 cm.
Contents: Youthful observations. The People's Park at Birkenhead (1851) --
The Phalanstery and the Phalansterians (1852) --
Small residential sites. Suburban home grounds (1871) --
Plan for a small homestead (1888) --
Terrace and veranda-back and front (1888) --
Cities. Chicago in distress (1871) --
The future of New-York (1879) --
"A healthy change in the tone of the human heart" (1886) --
Landscape gardening. On landscape gardening (1876) --
Landscape gardening (1877) --
The landscape architecture of the World's Columbian Exposition (1893) --
Park design history and theory. Address to the Prospect Park Scientific Association (1868) ; Public parks and the enlargement of towns (1870) ; Park (1875) ; A consideration of the justifying value of a public park (1881) ; Parks, parkways, and pleasure-grounds (1895).
Responsibility: edited by Robert Twombly.
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An anthology of the key writings of the best-known and arguably most prolific landscape architect in U.S. history.  Read more...

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"[A]n important book...An excellent introduction surveys Olmsted's life and work and provides a general context for the well-chosen essays...Highly recommended." -- S. Hammer "[A]n ideal reference Read more...

 
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