Book Discussion, The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted
Justin Martin talks about his new book, Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted.
The Life Frederick Law Olmsted Book Discussion
Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Enoch Pratt Free Public Library
Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
Best remembered for his landscape architecture, from New York’s Central Park to Boston’s Emerald Necklace to Stanford University’s campus, Olmsted was also a Civil War hero, fervent abolitionist, crusading journalist, and an early voice for the environment. Most of all, he was a social reformer. He didn’t simply create places that were beautiful in the abstract. An awesome and timeless intent stands behind Olmsted’s designs, allowing his work to survive to the present day.
Justin Martin is a former staff writer for Fortune magazine and the author of Greenspan: The Man Behind Money and Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon.
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