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A Clearing in the Distance

Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century

A Clearing in the Distance( )
Author: Rybczynski, Witold
ISBN:978-1-4391-2510-6
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Scribner
Imprint:Scribner
Book Format:Ebook
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In a brilliant collaboration between writer and subject, Witold Rybczynski, the bestselling author of Home and City Life, illuminates Frederick Law Olmsted's role as a major cultural figure 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, and Boston's Back Bay Fens. But Olmsted's contemporaries knew a...
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