FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED
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Celebrating the man whose parks defined American ideas about public spaces, gorgeous cinematography, creative animation, and compelling commentary evoke an Olmsted who, both dreamer and pragmatist, saw parks both as works of art and necessities for urban life.
Among career highlights depicted: co-designer of New York’s Central Park, designer of the U.S. Capitol grounds, creator of the park systems in many of America’s cities, leader of the campaign to protect Niagara Falls, and head of the first Yosemite commission. Olmsted’s attention to preservation is shown to embody an environmental ethic decades before the environmental movement became a force. Includes a 30-minute featurette, Olmsted’s Enduring Legacy.
6 and up
Black-and-white and color