Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America by Laurence Cotton

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We will be screening the PBS documentary "Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America." The film will be introduced by Laurence Cotton, the principal researcher and consulting producer of the film. Following the screening, Cotton will present a short talk about Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., his life and career, and the legacy of the Olmsted Brothers firm across the U.S. and Canada.

"Frederick Law Olmsted was among the first to regard landscape architecture as a profession and a fine art – in fact, with Calvert Vaux he virtually created that profession.  Olmsted was also, far and away, the most eminent and successful person ever to practice it in this country. He was co-designer of Central Park, head of the first Yosemite commission, leader of the campaign to protect Niagara Falls, designer of the U.S. Capitol Grounds, site planner for the Great White City of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, planner of Boston’s 'Emerald Necklace' of green space, and created park systems in many other cities." - pbs.org


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  • Created By: Tia Jewell
  • Created: 01/03/2017
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 04/13/2017


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