Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing the American Landscape
Author Charles E. Beveridge and Paul Rocheleau, Editor David Larkin
An updated edition of the Rizzoli classic to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of this seminal American landscape designer.
A landscape architect, city planner, and creative genius who transformed the American landscape, Frederick Law Olmsted was a man of passionate vision. He defined the profession of landscape architecture and designed America’s most beloved parks and landscapes, many of them gorgeously illustrated here, including New York’s Central Park, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, the U.S. Capitol grounds, and the lands and gardens of the Biltmore Estate. During a remarkable forty-year career that began in the mid-1800s, Olmsted created the first park systems, urban greenways, and suburban residential communities in this country.
A comprehensive view of the man and his work, the new edition includes new photography of Olmsted’s masterworks Central and Prospect Parks, as well as a new introduction and new final chapter by the author that examines Olmsted’s ongoing influence.
About The Author
Charles E. Beveridge is series editor of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted and research professor of history at American University. Paul Rocheleau is a distinguished photographer whose work has been published widely. David Larkin is a renowned editor and book designer.