The Blue Garden: Recapturing an Iconic Newport Landscape

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 5, 2018

The Blue Garden: Recapturing an Iconic Newport Landscape

The Blue Garden

The Blue Garden: Recapturing an Iconic Newport Landscape by Arleyn A. Levee This richly illustrated book tells the story of the creation, decline and renewal of an iconic Newport garden. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. and constructed under the Olmsted Brothers’ exacting supervision between 1910 and 1913, the Blue Garden in its heyday was […]

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Legacies and New Directions in Mapping

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
August 1, 2017

Legacies and New Directions in Mapping

From the original Frederick Law Olmsted paper map imagining “Harvard’s Arboretum” to advanced satellite navigation systems that track our landscape on your desktop or mobile device, mapping is fundamental to documenting our 281-acre landscape and plant collections. Historical maps depict the development of the Arboretum and trace landmark expeditions in Asia. A grid map of […]

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Maps tell a story

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 1, 2017

Beautiful blizzard in the Arboretum

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
February 13, 2017

Beautiful blizzard in the Arboretum

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Thursday’s blizzard, while impressive, was hardly of historic proportion. But, with bone-chilling temperatures, occasional thunder, stiff winds, and sideways falling snow, there was no better time for a couple of walks in the collections. The grounds were dominated by a sense of landscape and the brilliant work of Frederick Law Olmsted who designed the Arnold Arboretum […]

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Writings on Landscape, Culture, and Society

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 25, 2016

Frederick Law Olmsted: Writings on Landscape, Culture, and Society

Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick Law Olmsted: Writings on Landscape, Culture, and Society Edited by Charles E. Beveridge Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903) is most often remembered as America’s preeminent landscape architect—a profession he named, helped to define, and elevated into an art form in beloved parks and public spaces, among them New York’s Central Park, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, the […]

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public Parks

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 20, 2015

Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public Parks

Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public Parks by Frederick Law Olmsted (Author), Charles E. Beveridge (Editor), Lauren Meier (Editor), Irene Mills (Editor) Lavishly illustrated with over 470 images–129 of them in color–this book reveals Frederick Law Olmsted’s design concepts for more than seventy public park projects through a rich collection of sketches, studies, […]

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