Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public Parks

Frederick Law Olmsted Plans and Views of Public Parks Lavishly illustrated with over images of them in color this book reveals Frederick Law Olmsted s design concepts for than seventy public park projects through a rich collection of sketches st

  • Title: Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public Parks
  • Author: Frederick Law Olmsted Charles E. Beveridge Lauren Meier Irene Mills
  • ISBN: 9781421410869
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lavishly illustrated with over 470 images 129 of them in color this book reveals Frederick Law Olmsted s design concepts for than seventy public park projects through a rich collection of sketches, studies, lithographs, paintings, historical photographs, and comprehensive descriptions Bringing together Olmsted s most significant parks, parkways, park systems, and sLavishly illustrated with over 470 images 129 of them in color this book reveals Frederick Law Olmsted s design concepts for than seventy public park projects through a rich collection of sketches, studies, lithographs, paintings, historical photographs, and comprehensive descriptions Bringing together Olmsted s most significant parks, parkways, park systems, and scenic reservations, this gorgeous volume takes readers on a uniquely conceived tour of such notable landscapes as Central Park, Prospect Park, the Buffalo Park and Parkway System, Washington Park and Jackson Park in Chicago, Boston s Emerald Necklace, and Mount Royal in Montreal, Quebec No such guide to Olmsted s parks has ever been published.Frederick Law Olmsted 1822 1903 planned many parks and park systems across the United States, leaving an enduring legacy of designed public space that is enjoyed and defended today His public parks, the design of which he was most proud, have had a lasting effect on urban America.This gorgeous book will appeal to landscape professionals, park administrators, historians, architects, city planners, and students and it is a perfect gift for Olmsted aficionados throughout North America.

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