Olmsteds America : an "unpractical" man and his vision of civilization (Book, 1995) [WorldCat.org]
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Olmsteds America : an

Olmsteds America : an "unpractical" man and his vision of civilization

Author: Hall.
Publisher: Boston [etc.] : A Bulfinch Press Book, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

A dual "biography" of Frederick Law Olmstead, the "father of American landscape architecture" and of the times that helped shape him and his work - and that he, in turn, did much to shape. The work  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hall.
ISBN: 0821219987 9780821219980
OCLC Number: 1126399999
Description: IX, 270 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents: One yeoman's beginning; lessons of the land; an American farmer in the new world; an important man; Central park, the beginning; Civil War, civil servant; nature, barbarity, and civilization; a civilized man professes architecture; Olmstead and Vaux, partners again; community design; the "unpractical man"; the end of a career; epilogue. Apendix: major works of Frederick Law Olmstead.
Responsibility: Lee Hall.


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