Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America
To Olmsted, a park was both a work of art and a necessity for urban life. Olmsteds efforts to preserve nature created an environmental ethic decades before the environmental movement became a force in American politics. With gorgeous cinematography, and compelling commentary this film presents the biography of a man whose parks and preservation are an essential part of American life.Visit Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America Website
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A biography of the man who made public parks an essential part of American life.
A 4,000 acre is being built in the Olmsted tradition for the city of Louisville, Kentucky.
Olmsted pioneered the use of photography to show before, during, and after construction.
Developing the nations first park system and creating a park at Niagara Falls, NY.
Olmsted feared that his parks would be ruined by intrusions of all sorts.
Olmsted designs a residential community, major parks, and the Worlds Exposition.
The Preservation of an Olmsted Park in the Druid Hills suburb in Atlanta.
In the 1970s Central Park in New York City was neglected and misused.