Civilizing American Cities by Frederick Law Olmsted
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Civilizing American Cities
By Frederick Law Olmsted

Civilizing American Cities

Writings on City Landscapes

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Civilizing American Cities by Frederick Law Olmsted

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Frederick Law Olmsted (1822--1903) designed New York City's Central Park, Brooklyn's Prospect Park, Chicago's South Park and Jackson Park, Montreal's Mount Royal Park, the park systems of Boston and Buffalo, and many others. But Olmsted also designed parkways and neighborhoods, reshaping cities around their parks. He thus reinvented the American urban landscape as a democratic outdoor setting that encouraged a new kind of participation in city life. Olmsted was one of the most gifted of American writers of his generation: prior to designing Central Park, he had written five important books, including The Cotton Kingdom (an account of his travels in the slave states), and his writings on American landscapes are unfailingly lively, eloquent, and passionate. Civilizing American Cities collects Olmsted's plans for New York, San Francisco, Buffalo, Montreal, Chicago, and Boston; his suburban plans for Berkeley, California and Riverside, Illinois; and a generous helping of his writings on urban landscape in general. These selections, expertly edited and introduced, are not only enjoyable but essential reading for anyone interested in the history--and the future--of America's cities.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306807657
ISBN-10: 0306807653
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 136mm x 19mm)
Pages: 318
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Frederick Law Olmsted

Olmsted's Texas Journey by Frederick Law Olmsted Olmsted's Texas Journey, Paperback (April 2015)

Originally published: New York: Dix, Edwards, 1857.

Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted by Frederick Law Olmsted Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, Hardback (March 2015)

Sanitary Commission, the quality of landscape design in England and France, the biographical circumstances that proved most important to his development as an artist, and his hopes and fears for the future of his profession.

Journey Through Texas by Frederick Law Olmsted Journey Through Texas, Paperback (December 2004)

Before he became America's foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) was by turns a surveyor, merchant seaman, farmer, magazine publisher, and traveling newspaper correspondent. In 1856-57 he took a saddle trip through Texas to see the country and report on its lands and peoples. This book tells his story.

Cotton Kingdom by Frederick Law Olmsted Cotton Kingdom, Paperback (August 1996)

"Frederick Law Olmsted (1822--1903) is best known for designing parks in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Chicago, Boston, and the grounds of the Capitol in Washington. But before he embarked upon his career as the"

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