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Olmsted, Frederick Law 1822-1903

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Works: 1,140 works in 2,632 publications in 2 languages and 54,596 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Autobiographies  Personal correspondence  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Songs and music  Music  Surveys  Personal narratives 
Subject Headings: Landscape architects 
Roles: Author, Editor, Artist, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Creator, Other, Redactor, Composer, Compiler, Contributor, Architect, Dedicatee, Cartographer
Classifications: SB470.O5, B
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Most widely held works about Frederick Law Olmsted
 
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Most widely held works by Frederick Law Olmsted
The Cotton Kingdom : a traveller's observations on cotton and slavery in the American slave States. Based upon three former volumes of journeys and investigations by the same author by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

65 editions published between 1861 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) is best known for designing parks in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Chicago, Boston, and the grounds of the Capitol in Washington. But before he embarked upon his career as the nation's foremost landscape architect, he was a correspondent for the New York Times, and it was under its auspices that he journeyed through the slave states in the 1850s. His day-by-day observations--including intimate accounts of the daily lives of masters and slaves, the operation of the plantation system, and the pernicious effects of slavery on all classes of society, black and white--were largely collected in The Cotton Kingdom. Published in 1861, just as the Southern states were storming out of the Union, it has been hailed ever since as singularly fair and authentic, an unparalleled account of America's "peculiar institution."
Hospital transports : a memoir of the embarkation of the sick and wounded from the peninsula of Virginia in the summer of 1862 by United States Sanitary Commission( )

22 editions published between 1863 and 2010 in English and held by 1,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The care of the sick, wounded, and dying during the American Civil War was a complex endeavor that brought ordinary men and women into contact with the terror of the battlefield. Hospital Transports is a compilation of letters and other papers written by physicians and nurses serving aboard the Union hospital steamboat Daniel Webster in the summer of 1862. The text details sleeping arrangements, cooking and feeding schedules, medical practices, and the incorporation of liberated slaves from the Lee plantation into the daily work of the ship. Clearly described are the emotional, visceral reactions of the corps of medical personnel who, as their ship makes its way along the Potomac picking up casualties, question the philosophies at the root of war, and the metaphysical questions concerning the definitions of life and death."--Jacket
A journey in the back country by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

41 editions published between 1860 and 2017 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey in the seaboard slave states : with remarks on their economy by Frederick Law Olmsted( )

35 editions published between 1856 and 2018 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the economy and it's impact of slavery on the coast land slave states pre-Civil War
Civilizing American cities; a selection of Frederick Law Olmsted's writings on city landscapes by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

28 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) designed New York City's Central Park, Brooklyn's Prospect Park, Chicago's South Park and Jackson Park, Montreal's Mount Royal Park, the park systems of Boston and Buffalo, and many others. But Olmsted also designed parkways and neighborhoods, reshaping cities around their parks. He thus reinvented the American urban landscape as a democratic outdoor setting that encouraged a new kind of participation in city life. Olmsted was one of the most gifted of American writers of his generation: prior to designing Central Park, he had written five important books, including The Cotton Kingdom (an account of his travels in the slave states), and his writings on American landscapes are unfailingly lively, eloquent, and passionate. Civilizing American Cities collects Olmsted's plans for New York, San Francisco, Buffalo, Montreal, Chicago, and Boston; his suburban plans for Berkeley, California and Riverside, Illinois; and a generous helping of his writings on urban landscape in general. These selections, expertly edited and introduced, are not only enjoyable but essential reading for anyone interested in the history - and the future - of America's cities. -- Book cover
Landscape into cityscape; Frederick Law Olmsted's plans for a greater New York City by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The slave states by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

20 editions published between 1959 and 1979 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arranged from the original four volumes that Olmsted compiled from his articles in the "New York times" in the 1850's
The slave States, before the Civil War by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

14 editions published between 1959 and 1971 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Englishman in Kansas; or, Squatter life and border warfare by Thomas H Gladstone( Book )

20 editions published between 1857 and 1971 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey in the seaboard slave states in the years 1853-1854 : with remarks on their economy by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

11 editions published between 1904 and 2015 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Law Olmsted : essential texts by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Often called the father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted was responsible for the design of Central Park and Prospect Park in NewYork City; Mount Royal Park in Montreal; the Belle Isle Park in Detroit; the Grand Necklace of Parks in Milwaukee; the Cherokee Park and entire parks system in Louisville, KY; and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, to name a few of his most famous projects. His landscape works are enjoyed in 25 states and 3 Canadian provinces. Most of these parks were created during and immediately after the Civil War. This title presents the opportunity to witness the evolution of Olmstedrs's design and social philosophies during a time of upheaval in American history. Sixteen selections, dating from the 1850s to the 1890s, reveal Frederick Law Olmstedrs's youthful interests as well as his mature thinking on cities, small residential sites, the history and theory of urban parks, and landscape architecture in general. His writings directly addressed important issues of hisday, but they remain as cogent as ever in today's environmental crisis."--Pub. desc
Walks and talks of an American farmer in England by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

21 editions published between 1852 and 2019 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McLaughlin's notes are based on his own trips through England, undertaken over the past two decades to retrace the author's original route."--Jacket
Walks and talks of an American farmer in England by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

31 editions published between 1852 and 2011 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public parks and the enlargement of towns by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

26 editions published between 1870 and 1991 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey in the back country in the winter of 1853-4 by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

9 editions published between 1860 and 2015 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey in the seaboard slave states, with remarks on their economy by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

20 editions published between 1856 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in 1852, Olmsted began his travels in the American South. Olmsted wrote dispatches to the New York Times and then wrote three volumes, of which A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States; With Remarks on Their Economy was the first, containing descriptions and analyses of his findings. In Journey, Olmsted comments on the land, the people, agriculture, industry, and slavery. He frequently notes the inadequacy of roads and travel accommodations in the region, and laments the waste of valuable product due to the lack of means and routes. His travels also take him to turpentine and rosin works. He provides detailed descriptions of the turpentine forests and examines the naval stores, tobacco, and tar industries. He casts an especially critical eye on the institution of slavery concludeing that slavery retarded the economic and social progress of the South. He was especially troubled by the lack of urbanization and manufacturing and agricultural diversity and sophistication. Modern readers will notice that Olmsted, has little sympathy for individual African Americans. Olmsted's portrayal of the enslaved peoples he encounters is steeped in racist rhetoric. Nonetheless, though he may not have lent much credence to the abolitionist cause, Olmsted's writings did have considerable influence on the development of the free soil doctrines of the Republican Party, which sought to prevent the extension of slavery into the West.--
A journey through Texas, or, A saddle-trip on the southwestern frontier : with a statistical appendix by Frederick Law Olmsted( )

25 editions published between 1857 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Olmsted's travels along the Old San Antonio Road through the East Texas Piney woods, the dry prairies farther west, the chaparral of South Texas, the coastal prairies, and the rich bottomlands around Houston and Galveston
Hallowed ground by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special report of New York state on the preservation of the scenery of Niagara Falls : and the fourth annual report on the triangulation of the state ; for the year 1879 by New York (State)( Book )

28 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"9 mounted heliotype illustrations from photographs of the Falls and surroundings. Plates by the Heliotype Printing Company, Boston, from photographs by George Barker. This volume is the only one...[with] mounted and glazed prints. This style of printing was promoted by the Artotype Co. in 1878-9 and since the Heliotype Company received its patent rights in an exchange, this may be an example of the use of the Artotype patent."--Hanson Collection catalog, p. 65
The cotton kingdom; a selection by Frederick Law Olmsted( Book )

5 editions published between 1953 and 1971 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hospital transports : a memoir of the embarkation of the sick and wounded from the peninsula of Virginia in the summer of 1862
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Hospital transports : a memoir of the embarkation of the sick and wounded from the peninsula of Virginia in the summer of 1862A journey in the seaboard slave states : with remarks on their economyCivilizing American cities; a selection of Frederick Law Olmsted's writings on city landscapesLandscape into cityscape; Frederick Law Olmsted's plans for a greater New York CityThe Englishman in Kansas; or, Squatter life and border warfareFrederick Law Olmsted : essential textsWalks and talks of an American farmer in EnglandA journey through Texas, or, A saddle-trip on the southwestern frontier : with a statistical appendix
Alternative Names
Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick Law Olmsted American landscape designer, journalist, social critic, and public administrator (1822-1903)

Frederick Law Olmsted Amerikaans botanicus (1822-1903)

Frederick Law Olmsted architecte paysagiste

Frederick Law Olmsted architetto e urbanista statunitense

Frederick Law Olmsted Sr.

Frederick Law Olmsted US-amerikanischer Landschaftsarchitekt, Planer des Central Park

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