Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing the American Landscape
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.