Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 2:00pm

Pictured: Frederick Law Olmsted, known as the father of American landscape architecture, was co-designer of Central Park. To Olmsted, a park was both a work of art and a necessity for urban life.

Credit: Courtesy of WNED-TV

Review the biography of the man who made public parks an essential part of American life in this special. 

Frederick Law Olmsted, known as the father of American landscape architecture, was co-designer of Central Park, head of the first Yosemite commission, leader of the campaign to protect Niagara Falls, designer of the U.S. Capitol Grounds, site planner for the Great White City of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, planner of Boston's "Emerald Necklace" of green space and of park systems in many other cities. Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America airs Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Stay tuned at 3 p.m. for Olmsted and America's Urban Parks.

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