Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site : Fall 2011


Site: Frederick Law Olmsted home and landscape architecture business in Brookline, MA

Students: Architecture, Furniture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design

Themes: Urbanization in the 19th century; parks and public space; recreation and leisure, the changing nature of Nature

Books: Olmsted's Walks and Talks of an American Farmer; Leo Marx's The Machine in the Garden, Roy Rosensweig's history of Central Park, The Park and the People

Guests: Celena Illuzzi, Director of Education for the NPS's Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation; Margaret Dyson, Director of Parks for the City of Boston

Exhibition: "Echoes of the Olmsted Elm: Works From the Rhode Island School of Design Witness Tree Project," Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, August 31 - September 30, 2012


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