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The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted

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The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted

Writings on Public Parks, Parkways, and Park Systems
Volume 1

Historians, landscape architects, conservationists, city planners, students, and citizens' groups continue to turn to Olmsted for ideas about the development and conservation of green spaces in urban areas.

Winner of the John Brinkerhoff Jackson Book Prize of the Foundation for Landscape Architecture, CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of the Choice ACRL

For decades Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903) designed parks and park systems across the United States, leaving an enduring legacy of designed public space that is enjoyed, studied, and protected today. His plans and professional correspondence offer a rich source for understanding his remarkable contribution to the quality of urban life in this country and the development of the profession of landscape architecture. Olmsted's writings also provide a unique record of society and politics in post–Civil War America.

The Olmsted Papers project is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the National Trust for the Humanities, the National Association for Olmsted Parks, as well as private foundations and individuals.