Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America
Louisville: From Olmsted to the 21st Century

Louisville: From Olmsted to the 21st Century

Clip: Ep1 | 3m 24s

To Olmsted, a park was both a work of art and a necessity for urban life. Olmsted’s 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.

To Olmsted, a park was both a work of art and a necessity for urban life. Olmsted’s 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 …