A new biography of the founding father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted

The Genius of Olmsted

This week’s edition of ASLA’s The Dirt carries an in depth review of Genius of Place: The life of Frederick Law Olmsted by Justin Martin.

Widely regarded as the founding father of landscape architecture, Olmsted completed more than 30 public parks in his time, New York City’s Central Park among them, alongisde ambitious projects such as the Emerald Necklace, which connected several parks into an integrated system of open spaces covering 1,100 acres near downtown Boston.

Read on at the project’s website.

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