Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

     
Available items only
Book Cover
Book
Author Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903, author.

Title Writings on landscape, culture, and society / Frederick Law Olmsted ; Charles E. Beveridge, editor.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Library Of America, [2015]
[Place of distribution not identified] : Distributed to the trade in the United States by Penguin Random House Inc. : And [distributed to the trade] in Canada by Penguin Random House Canada Ltd.
©2015

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    712.092 Olmsted,F OLM    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    712.092 OLM    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xx, 802 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Library of America ; 270
Library of America ; 270.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Autobiographical Fragment B : "To make Landscape Architecture my calling" : 1822-1852 -- To John Olmsted & Mary Ann Bull : Off Hong Kong : September 1843 -- To Maria Olmsted : A Tour of Whampoa : November 1843 -- The Real China : Chinese Civilities : September-December 1843 -- To John Hull Olmsted : On a Connecticut Farm : June 1845 -- To Charles Loring Brace : "An orator for the Fourth" : July 1845 -- To Frederick Kingsbury : "Full of 'doubts'" : August 1846 -- To Charles Loring Brace : "Questions of 'Belief'" : March 1848 -- The Peoplés Park at Birkenhead, near Liverpool : "Forever the People's own" : May 1851 -- To Charles Loring Brace : At the North American Phalanx : July 1852 -- The South, Number Seven : "This beggarly farming" : March 1853 -- The South, Number Eight : Free Labor and Slave Labor : March 1853 -- The South, Number Nine : Slavery in Virginia : April 1853 -- The South, Number Twenty-Eight : "The laws of the South" : July 1853 -- To Charles Loring Brace : "A thorough Aristocrat" : December 1853 -- The South, Number Forty-Seven : Slaves & Non-Slaveholding Whites : January 1854 -- A Tour in the Southwest, Number Eight : German Immigrants in Texas : March 1854 -- Passages in the Life of an Unpractical Man : Politics and the Park : 1848-1858 -- Description of a Plan for the Improvement of the Central Park ("Greensward") : The Greensward Plan : April 1858 -- To Henry H. Elliott : A Park for Washington Heights : August 1860 -- Park : Parks : An Encyclopedic View : 1861 -- To Mary Perkins Olmsted : After Bull Run : July 1861 -- From Report on the Demoralization of the Volunteers : Anatomy of a Rout : September 1861 -- To the Editor of the New-York Times : "To sever these sinews" : November 1861 -- To George Frederic Magoun : "For the Army of a common country" : February 1862 -- To James Reed Spalding : A Plan for the Slaves at Port Royal : February 1862 -- To Abraham Lincoln : "The duty of government to these negroes" : March 1862 -- Argument Addressed to the Secretary of the Treasury and Afterwards to the Secretary of War, After the Former Had Asked Me to Take Charge of the Negro Population of the Sea Islands : "A just alternative to slavery" : April 1862 -- Labors of the Sanitary Commission : Hospital Transports : May 1862 -- To John Foster Jenkins : "The sick are coming in very rapidly" : May 1862 -- To Henry Whitney Bellows : "More appalling things than were ever imagined" : June 1862 -- To Mary Perkins Olmsted : "A terrible week's work" : June 1862 -- To Mary Perkins Olmsted : A Wartime Sketch : July 1862 -- To Henry Whitney Bellows : A Call for Reinforcements : July 1862 -- To Charles Loring Brace : "Our most urgent want" : August 1862 -- To Mary Perkins Olmsted : "Our many sided work" : September 1862 -- To Oliver Wolcott Gibbs : The Union League Club : November 1862 -- To Henry Whitney Bellows : The Women's Council : November 1862 -- To Charles Janeway Still©♭ : The Emancipation Proclamation : February 1863 -- Journey in the West (Nashville to Murfreesboro with Rosencrans) : A Visit with General Rosencrans : March 1863 -- Journey in the West (Louisville toward Cairo) : Southern Illinoisans : March 1863 -- To John Olmsted : "A visit to the army" : April 1863 -- To Charles Eliot Norton : "Extermination of the Rebels" : April 1863 -- Prospectus for a Weekly Journal : Founding "The Nation" : June 1863 -- To Edwin Lawrence Godkin : After Gettysburg : July 1863 -- To Ignaz Anton Pilat : Tropical Landscapes : September-October 1863 -- To Mary Perkins Olmsted : First Impressions at Mariposa : October 1863 -- From Preface to the Plan for Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, California : A California Cemetery : May 1865 -- Preliminary Report upon the Yosemite and Big Tree Grove : "The greatest glory of nature" : August 1865 -- From Preliminary Report in Regard to a Plan of Public Pleasure Grounds for the City of San Francisco : A Park for San Francisco : March 1866 -- From Report upon a Projected Improvement of the Estate of the College of California, at Berkeley, near Oakland : Situating a College : June 1
From Architect's Report to the Board of Trustees of the College of Agriculture, and the Mechanic Arts, of the State of Maine : "A most valuable system of self-education" : January 1867 -- To Andrew Dickson White : Plans for Cornell : June 1867 -- From Report of the Landscape Architects and Superintendents : Prospect Park : January 1868 -- Address to Prospect Park Scientific Association : "Park purposes" : May 1868 -- Preliminary Report upon the Proposed Suburban Village at Riverside, near Chicago : A Suburb for Chicago : September 1868 -- To Edward Everett Hale : Ruralizing the Urban, Urbanizing the Rustic : October 1869 -- Public Parks and the Enlargement of Towns : Parks and Towns : February 1870 -- Report of the Landscape Architects and Superintendents : "New scenes of natural beauty" : January 1871 -- Suburban Home Grounds : "Miniature pleasure-grounds" : October 1871 -- Memorandum Relating to Certain Work to Be Done, as Soon as Possible, under General Direction of Mr. Demker : Plantings in Central Park : March 1872 -- To Gardeners : Instructions to Central Park Gardeners : April-May 1872 -- To William Robinson : "Use of the Central Park" : May 1872 -- To Samuel Bowles : Against Horace Greeley : May 1872 -- To Samuel Bowles : "Tendencies most hazardous to the nation" : May 1872 -- To Samuel Bowles : "A sharp fight" : May 1872 -- To Samuel Bowles : "The worst habit possible for a President" : May 1872 -- To the New-York Evening Post : Declining a Vice Presidential Nomination : June 1872 -- To James Miller McKim : "I would not accept an office" : June 1872 -- Report of the Landscape Architects : Prospect Park in its Eighth Year : 1874 -- The National Capitol : A Report on Renovations at the Capitol : November 1874 -- Landscape Gardening : "An ideal in view" : 1877 -- The Future of New-York : "Healthy suburban neighborhoods" : December 1879 -- "Notes" in the Special Report of the New York State Survey on the Preservation of the Scenery of Niagara Falls : Preserving Niagara Falls : March 1880 -- From The Spoils of the Park : Patronage and Corruption in the Parks Department : February 1882 -- To Oakes Angier Ames : A Civil War Memorial : April 1882 -- Trees in Streets and in Parks : "The highest value of a park" : September 1882 -- From Annual Report of the Architect of the United States Capitol : Plantings at the Capitol : 1882 -- Report on Cushing's Island : A Summer Retreat in Maine : May 1883 -- To Bronson Case Rumsey : "Suburban real estate speculations" : November 1884 -- Paper on the Back Bay Problem and Its Solution Read Before the Boston Society of Architects : A Jewel in Boston's Emerald Necklace : April 1886 -- "A Healthy Change in the Tone of the Human Heart" : "Local resources" : October 1886 -- To Calvert Vaux : A Dispute with a Collaborator : July 1887 -- To Frederick William Vanderbilt : Plans for a Newport Estate : August 1888 -- Foreign Plants and American Scenery : A Defense of Foreign Plants : October 1888 -- To Gen. Bela M. Hughes : A Summer Resort in Colorado : January 1889 -- To George Washington Vanderbilt : Biltmore : July 1889 -- Governmental Preservation of Natural Scenery : "Nothing of an artificial character" : March 1890 -- To Robert Treat Paine : "Open air gymnasiums" : April 1890 -- To Archie Campbell Fisk : "The natural advantages of the site" : April 1890 -- To Lyman J. Gage : "Preparations for the Worĺds Fair" : August 1890 -- To Charles A. Roberts : "The impression of a community" : December 1890 -- To Clarence Pullen : A "most difficult undertaking" : January 1891 -- To Henry Van Brunt : "A poetic and tranquilizing influence" : January 1891 -- Memorandum As to What Is to Be Aimed At in the Planting of the District of the Chicago Exposition, As Proposed March, 1891 : "Complex dispositions of light and shade" : March 1891 -- To Rudolph Ulrich : "Like the banks of some tropical rivers" : March 1891 -- To William James : Ghosts and Waking Dreams : July 1891 -- To William Robinson : "In sympathy with Nature" : September 1892 -- To Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer : "A new ideal of local
Summary A highly varied collection including letters, travel sketches, newspaper articles, essays, editorials, design proposals, official reports, and autobiographical reminiscences. Subjects include life in China where he was briefly an apprentice seaman, Olmsted's observations on the situation of the South before the Civil War, his war service organizing relief supplies, and his advocacy for the preservation of public lands at Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Niagara Falls.
Subject Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903.
Landscape architects -- United States -- Biography.
Landscape architecture -- United States.
Added Author Beveridge, Charles E, editor.
Added Title Frederick Law Olmsted : Writings on landscape, culture, and society
ISBN 9781598534528 (hardback)
1598534521 (hardback)

 
    
Available items only