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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

Label
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
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Rybczynski, Witold
Dewey number
  • 712/.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
9.5
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law
  • Landscape architects
  • Landscape architecture
  • Civilization
  • Landscape architects
  • Landscape architecture
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
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
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
349682
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
480 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684824635
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
99018094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780684824635
  • (OCoLC)40744440
Label
A clearing in the distance : Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the nineteenth century, Witold Rybczynski
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
349682
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
480 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684824635
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
99018094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780684824635
  • (OCoLC)40744440

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