Posts tagged “Frederick Law Olmsted”

OLMSTED PARKS IN CHICAGO THREATENED BY OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY PROPOSAL

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Posted by

The University of Chicago recently unveiled its plan to locate the Obama Presidential Library in either Washington or Jackson Parks, both of which were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in the 1870s. Promoting the plans as a way of invigorating the South Side and even adding to the city’s park land, University […]

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COMMUNITY BY DESIGN FILM PREMIERE ROCKS THE ARSENAL

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | Posted by

A late-October premiere of the latest LALH film, Community by Design: The Olmsted Firm and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts, drew a celebratory crowd at the historic Arsenal building in New York’s Central Park. An online September campaign raised funds to underwrite the film. Thank you to all you made contributions! Based on the LALH […]

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YOU DID IT! ONLINE FILM FUND RAISER MEETS GOALS

Thursday, October 2, 2014 | Posted by

In early September, LALH asked members and supporters to help fund a new LALH film, Community by Design: The Olmsted Firm and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts. There was only one hitch:  we needed to raise $10,000 within 30 days. With your help, we made our goal. Thank you! Dozens of private contributors, in addition […]

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MANY WAYS TO CELEBRATE OLMSTED IN APRIL

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | Posted by

In much of the country April marks the real start of spring, when many city dwellers most appreciate their parks. The timing is perfect to celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture and the parks movement in particular, who was born on April 26, 1822. Throughout the country (and in Montreal), Olmsted parks […]

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OLMSTED DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES IN MASSACHUSETTS

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | Posted by

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America, a long-awaited documentary about America’s most influential landscape architect, premieres next month in Olmsted’s adopted home state of Massachusetts. LALH Executive Director Robin Karson and LALH Vice President Ethan Carr consulted on the one-hour film for filmmakers Larry Hott and Diane Garey of Florentine Films/Hott Productions, which coproduced it with […]

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NOW SHOWING: THE BEST PLANNED CITY IN THE WORLD

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | Posted by

The latest LALH film, The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System, is now available online! Based on scholarship from Francis R. Kowsky’s book , the new film tells the story of the nation’s first park system. Like other films in the North America by Design series, The Best Planned City […]

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NPS DESIGN TRADITION IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | Posted by

This essay first appeared in the George Wright Forum, published by the George Wright Society. Centennial celebrations, like most historical commemorations, express apprehension for the future as much as pride in the past. While retrospection on an important anniversary can forge renewed identity or purpose, the need for such definition seems most pressing when new […]

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FIRST MODERN LANDSCAPE: STEELE’S NHL

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | Posted by

The landscape composition of Camden Library Amphitheatre and grounds was a coup for Steele, won because he shared an office with the library architect.  The amphitheatre is a remarkable composition created under a directive to employ as many local laborers as possible and use local and native materials. Shaped from 1929 to 1932, it was […]

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REFLECTIONS ON OUR 20TH

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Posted by

The morning after celebrating LALH’s twentieth anniversary at the Boston Athenaeum, we found ourselves standing in the Dell of Mount Auburn Cemetery, under a soft, dark October sky. At that moment, at least to me, it felt that the very roots of LALH could be traced back to this silent and moving place. Mount Auburn, […]

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