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Clearing in the Distance Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century

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ISBN-10: 0684824639

ISBN-13: 9780684824635

Edition: 1999

Authors: Witold Rybczynski

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In a brilliant collaboration between writer and subject, the bestselling author ofHomeandCity Lifeilluminates Frederick Law Olmsted's role as a major cultural figure and a man at the epicenter of nineteenth-century American history. We know Olmsted through the physical legacy of his stunning landscapes -- among them, New York's Central Park, California's Stanford University campus, Boston's Back Bay Fens, Illinois's Riverside community, Asheville's Biltmore Estate, and Louisville's park system. He was a landscape architect before that profession was founded, designed the first large suburban community in the United States, foresaw the need for national parks, and devised one of the…    
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List price: $63.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 6/8/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Witold Rybczynskihas written about architecture forThe New York Times, Time, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, andSlate, and is the author of the critically acclaimed bookHomeand the award-winningA Clearing in the Distance. He is the recipient of the National Building Museum's 2007 Vincent Scully Prize. He lives with his wife in Philadelphia, where he teaches at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.

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Frederick goes to school
""I have no objection""
New York
A year before the mast
More farming
A walking tour in the old countryJostling and Being Jostled
Mr. Downing's magazine
Olmsted falls in love and finishes his book
Charley Brace intervenes
A traveling companion
The Texas settlers
Yeoman makes a decision
""Much the best Mag. in the world""
AbroadHitting Heads
A change in fortune