Writings on Public Parks, Parkways, and Park Systems
The Frederick Law Olmsted Papers Project, Supplementary Series Volume 1
by Frederick Law Olmsted, edited by Charles E. Beveridge and Carolyn F. Hoffman
This volume contains Olmsted’s most significant articles, lectures, and reports concerning public parks and recreation grounds. It contains several general discussions of the subject, including Public Parks and the Enlargement of Towns (1870) and A Consideration of the Justifying Value of a Public Park (1881). Also included are his remarkable reports on individual parks and park systems that combine general observations with specific proposals, including reports on New York’s Central Park, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, Mount Royal in Montreal, Belle Isle in Detroit, Franklin Park in Boston, the Niagara Reservation, and a park system for Buffalo.
Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library holds each volume of the series published thus far. Volumes 8 and 9 will be available in 2012 and 2015, respectively.
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