Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing AmericaFavoriteAdd to Favorites 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. Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America has been made possible by a grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor and The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation. With additional funding from HSBC, The Tiffany & Company Foundation, The C.E. & S. Foundation, Peter C. Cornell Trust and Mass Humanities.