Hardback
September 29, 2020
9781421438672
English
608
12 color photos, 258 color illus., 210 b&w photos, 49 b&w illus.
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Frederick Law Olmsted

Plans and Views of Communities and Private Estates

Master landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903) is renowned for his public parks, but few know the extent of his accomplishment in meeting other needs of society.

Lavishly illustrated with over 500 images, this book presents Olmsted's design commissions for a wide range of projects. The rich collection of studies, lithographs, paintings, and historical photographs depicts Olmsted's planning for residential communities, regional and town plans, academic campuses, grounds of public buildings, zoos, arboreta, and cemeteries. Focusing on living spaces designed to promote physical and mental well-being, the book showcases more than seventy of Olmsted's designs, including the community of Riverside, IL; the Stanford University campus; the U.S. Capitol grounds; the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893; the National Zoo; and George W. Vanderbilt's Biltmore estate.

Illuminating Olmsted's design theory, this volume displays the beautiful plans and reveals the significance of each commission within his entire body of work. Readers concerned with the quality of the environment in which we live and work, as well as architects, landscape architects, urban planners, historians, and preservationists, will find stimulating insights in Plans and Views of Communities and Private Estates.

About the Authors

Charles E. Beveridge is the leading U.S. authority on Olmsted and the series editor of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted. Lauren Meier is a landscape preservationist and a coeditor of The Master List of Design Projects of the Olmsted Firm, 1857–1979. Irene Mills is a landscape designer. Beveridge, Meier, and Mills are the coeditors of Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public Parks.

Reviews

"A major contribution to American letters, an important step in the documentation of this American genius."—Smithsonian, reviewing a previous edition or volume

"Olmsted the man belongs to his own time, but his work and words continue to have meaning today. The editors are preserving a life and a work instructive for the future as well as of the past."—Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, reviewing a previous edition or volume

"[S]uperbly done, reflecting credit on both the editors and publisher. A necessary addition to all university and college libraries."—Choice, reviewing a previous edition or volume

"[H]andsomely produced, and the editors have provided the editorial scaffolding that has become one of the major glories of American historical scholarship."—Maryland Historical Magazine, reviewing a previous edition or volume

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