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The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, Volume 8

The Early Boston Years, 1882–1890

Frederick Law Olmsted relocated from New York to the Boston area in the early 1880s. With the help of his stepson and partner, John Charles Olmsted, his professional office grew to become the first of its kind: a modern landscape architecture practice with park, subdivision, campus, residential, and other landscape design projects throughout the country.

During the period covered in this volume, Olmsted and his partners, apprentices, and staff designed the exceptional park system of Boston and Brookline—including the Back Bay Fens, Franklin Park, and the Muddy River Improvement. Olmsted also designed parks for New York City, Rochester, Buffalo, and Detroit and created his most significant campus plans for Stanford University and the Lawrenceville School. The grounds of the U.S. Capitol were completed with the addition of the grand marble terraces that he designed as the transition to his surrounding landscape.

Many of Olmsted’s most important private commissions belong to these years. He began his work at Biltmore, the vast estate of George Washington Vanderbilt, and designed Rough Point at Newport, Rhode Island, and several other estates for members of the Vanderbilt family. Olmsted wrote more frequently on the subject of landscape design during these years than in any comparable period. He would never provide a definitive treatise or textbook on landscape architecture, but the articles presented in this volume contain some of his most mature and powerful statements on the practice of landscape architecture.

About the Authors

Charles E. Beveridge is series editor of The Frederick Law Olmsted Papers. Ethan Carr and Amanda Gagel are associate editors and Michael Shapiro is assistant editor for Volume 8.

Reviews

Like previous volumes, The Early Boston Years is a comprehensive compilation of design proposals, project reports, personal and professional letters, miscellaneous writings, and numerous illustrations -- all diligently contextualized by the editors' extensive footnotes... It and the other volumes are absolutely crucial to understanding both the history of American landscape and the extent to which Olmsted helped to shape it.

- Andrew Menard - New England Quarterly
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