Experiencing Olmsted: The Enduring Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted's North American Landscapes by The Cultural Landscape Foundation
The Cultural Landscape Foundation

Experiencing Olmsted: The Enduring Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted's North American Landscapes [Hardcover] The Cultural Landscape Foundation; Birnbaum, Charles; Tasse-Winter, Dena and Levee, Arleyn - Hardcover

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200 Iconic Landscapes That Define North America

Frederick Law Olmsted is the father of American landscape architecture. His firm, and the successor firms that sprung from it, worked through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to shape some of our most beloved green spaces, including national, state, and city parks, suburban neighborhoods, and academic campuses. He is most famous for creating New York's Central and Prospect Parks, Stanford University's campus, and the Capitol Grounds. What is less known and surprising about his legacy is that he worked widely across North America.

By highlighting 200 iconic landscapes, many of which are still open to the public today, Experiencing Olmsted brings a fresh approach to the firms' work and philosophy. It highlights not only grand city parks, but also other public venues born out of a desire for social equity. Olmsted was an early voice for parks as democratic spaces that could be reached on foot by a large percentage of any city's populace. He viewed parks as restorative places--what he termed "the lungs of a city." Brimming with contemporary and archival photography as well as original drawings and plans, this truly remarkable record brings these places to vivid life.

Author: The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Charles Birnbaum, Dena Tasse-Winter
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
Published: 10/11/2022
Pages: 344
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 3.05lbs
Size: 10.08h x 8.58w x 1.18d
ISBN: 9781643260365

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 04/18/2022

About the Author
A non-profit established in 1998, The Cultural Landscape Foundation(R) (TCLF) connects people to places. TCLF educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards.