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|Named Person:||Frederick Law Olmsted; Frederick Law Olmsted; Frederick Law Olmsted; Frederick Law (Landschaftsarchitekt 1822-1903) Olmsted|
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|Notes:||"A Bulfinch Press book."|
|Description:||ix, 270 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 27 cm.|
But Olmsted was a restless individual who pursued a number of careers, among them "scientific" farmer, journalist, and commissioner of the Union's Sanitary Commission during the Civil War. He was author of several books, director of the Mariposa gold mines in California, instrumental in the preservation of Yosemite and Niagara Falls - and, by extension, the founding of the National Park Service - and designer of Riverside, Illinois, the first planned suburb. Perhaps his most significant legacy to Western civilization, however, stems from his ideas and plans concerning the importance of integrating everyday life with nature. In Olmsted's America, Lee Hall presents not just a biography per se but an examination of how Olmsted's particular ideas affected the United States during his time and the important significance these concepts hold for today's world, especially as they relate to nature and the environment.
- Olmsted, Frederick Law, -- 1822-1903.
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- Olmsted, Frederick Law (Landschaftsarchitekt, 1822-1903)