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"Anyone interested in the fields of landscape design would surely want this book as a reference or simply as a celebration of the first and foremost American landscape architect."

"Peer into the mind of the nation’s most prolific park maker with this book, which showcases more than 70 public spaces designed by Frederick Law Olmsted... Plans and Views of Public Parks is a visual compendium of Olmsted’s work, taking readers on a visual tour through some of America’s most significant public landscapes."

"Enlightening and lavishly illustrated... Whether your interest is in Olmsted and his work, landscape architecture in general, the development of nature-based recreation, or American history, Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public Parks can provide a substantial expansion and deepening of your thoughts in your area of interest, as well as help connect it to other related (and perhaps even previously unconsidered) areas of study."

"A welcome addition to Olmsted scholarship and an excellent companion to the series documenting his extensive papers."

"A treasure trove of visual materials, with surprises for even the Olmstedian aficionado."

"Beveridge, the preeminent Olmsted scholar... gathers in a sumptuous, gorgeous volume of the designs that defined what made many American cities great, and livable."

"These visual documents will generate historical evidence and interpretive questions alike, surely the mark of an important contribution."

"Had Olmsted never existed, someone else surely would have applied the moral force of this ethic to landscape design, making parks the vehicle of social reform. But it is inconceivable that anyone else would have had the same deep cistern of human sympathy to drawn on."

Frederick Law Olmsted
Plans and Views of Public Parks
Publication Date: 15 Apr 2015
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 11" x 11"
Page Count: 448 pages
Illustrations: 129 color illus., 348 b&w illus.
ISBN: 9781421410869