Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick Law Olmsted, one of America's first landscape architects, was born in April 1822. He is most famous for designing Central Park and Prospect Park, both in New York City.  Among his other achievements are the grounds of the U.S. Capitol here in Washington, D.C., and the Emerald Necklace park system in Boston.  Among the books about Olmsted and landscape architecture on display at Palisades Library are:

Park Maker: A Life of Frederick Law Olmsted

Park Maker book cover

 

Frederick Law Olmsted and the Boston Park System

Frederick Law Olmsted and the Boston Park System

 

 

 

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing the American Landscape

 Designing the American Landscape book cover

 

 

 

A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century

 Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century book cover