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The Resource A clearing in the distance : Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the nineteenth century, Witold Rybczynski

A clearing in the distance : Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the nineteenth century, Witold Rybczynski

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A clearing in the distance : Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the nineteenth century
Title
A clearing in the distance
Title remainder
Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Witold Rybczynski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a collaboration between writer and subject, the author of Home and City life illuminates 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." "Olmsted's contemporaries knew a man of even more diverse talents. Born in 1822, he traveled to China on a merchant ship at the age of twenty-one. He cofounded The Nation magazine and was an early voice against slavery. He wrote books about the South and about his exploration of the Texas frontier. He managed California's largest gold mine and, during the Civil War, served as general secretary to the United States Sanitary Commission, the precursor of the Red Cross."--Jacket
Summary
Chronicles the life and career of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and the effect his ideas had on American culture
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2000.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1999.
  • J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, 2000.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1999.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1999
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
154458
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 712/.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
SB470.O5
LC item number
R93 1999
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SB470.O5
NAL item number
R93 1999
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the nineteenth century
Label
A clearing in the distance : Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the nineteenth century, Witold Rybczynski
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-460) and index
Contents
  • Farming
  • More farming
  • A walking tour in the old country
  • Jostling and Being Jostled
  • Mr. Downing's magazine
  • Olmsted falls in love and finishes his book
  • Charley Brace intervenes
  • Yeoman
  • A traveling companion
  • The Texas settlers
  • Schemes
  • Yeoman makes a decision
  • "Much the best Mag. in the world"
  • Abroad
  • Hitting Heads
  • A change in fortune
  • The Colonel meets his match
  • Mr. Vaux
  • A brilliant solution
  • A promotion
  • Frederick and Mary
  • "Tough as nails"
  • Comptroller Green
  • King Cotton
  • A good big work
  • Yeoman's war
  • "Six months more pretty certainly"
  • A letter from Dana
  • Never happier
  • Olmsted shortens sail
  • A heavy sort of book
  • Calvert Vaux doesn't take no for an answer
  • Frederick goes to school
  • Loose ends
  • A Magnificent Opening
  • Olmsted and Vaux plan a perfect park
  • Metropolitan
  • A stopover in Buffalo
  • Thirty-nine thousand trees
  • Best-laid plans
  • Henry Hobson Richardson
  • Olmsted's dilemma
  • Alone
  • Hartford
  • "More interesting than nature"
  • Olmsted in demand
  • "I shall be free from it on the 1st of January"
  • Standing First
  • An arduous convalescence
  • Fairstead
  • The character of his business
  • The sixth park
  • Olmsted meets the Governor
  • Olmsted and Vaux, together again
  • "I have no objection"
  • "Make a small pleasure ground and gardens"
  • Olmsted drives hard
  • The fourth muse
  • Dear Rick
  • Sunset
  • Olmsted's Distant Effects
  • Distant Effects
  • New York
  • A year before the mast
  • Friends
Control code
848130
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
480 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780684824635
Lccn
99018094
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm40744440
  • (OCoLC)40744440
Label
A clearing in the distance : Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the nineteenth century, Witold Rybczynski
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-460) and index
Contents
  • Farming
  • More farming
  • A walking tour in the old country
  • Jostling and Being Jostled
  • Mr. Downing's magazine
  • Olmsted falls in love and finishes his book
  • Charley Brace intervenes
  • Yeoman
  • A traveling companion
  • The Texas settlers
  • Schemes
  • Yeoman makes a decision
  • "Much the best Mag. in the world"
  • Abroad
  • Hitting Heads
  • A change in fortune
  • The Colonel meets his match
  • Mr. Vaux
  • A brilliant solution
  • A promotion
  • Frederick and Mary
  • "Tough as nails"
  • Comptroller Green
  • King Cotton
  • A good big work
  • Yeoman's war
  • "Six months more pretty certainly"
  • A letter from Dana
  • Never happier
  • Olmsted shortens sail
  • A heavy sort of book
  • Calvert Vaux doesn't take no for an answer
  • Frederick goes to school
  • Loose ends
  • A Magnificent Opening
  • Olmsted and Vaux plan a perfect park
  • Metropolitan
  • A stopover in Buffalo
  • Thirty-nine thousand trees
  • Best-laid plans
  • Henry Hobson Richardson
  • Olmsted's dilemma
  • Alone
  • Hartford
  • "More interesting than nature"
  • Olmsted in demand
  • "I shall be free from it on the 1st of January"
  • Standing First
  • An arduous convalescence
  • Fairstead
  • The character of his business
  • The sixth park
  • Olmsted meets the Governor
  • Olmsted and Vaux, together again
  • "I have no objection"
  • "Make a small pleasure ground and gardens"
  • Olmsted drives hard
  • The fourth muse
  • Dear Rick
  • Sunset
  • Olmsted's Distant Effects
  • Distant Effects
  • New York
  • A year before the mast
  • Friends
Control code
848130
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
480 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780684824635
Lccn
99018094
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm40744440
  • (OCoLC)40744440

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