The years of Olmsted, Vaux & Company, 1865-1874

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992 - Architecture - 729 pages

The Years of Olmsted, Vaux & Company, 1865-1874 documents one of the most productive periods of Olmsted's career. During these years he and Vaux created their classic design for Prospect Park in Brooklyn, drew up plans for Riverside and Morningside parks in Manhattan, and designed Chicago's South Park. Its rich assortment of documents will be of interest to historians, landscape architects, urban planners, and anyone concerned with the roots of modern America.

The Olmsted Papers project is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and is sponsored by The American University.

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Charles E. Beveridge is series editor of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted.Carolyn F. Hoffman is editor of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted.

David Schuyler is the Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor of the Humanities and a professor of American studies at Franklin & Marshall College. Jane A. Bee, a member of the class of 2006, is a Rouse scholar and a Hackman scholar.

Jane Turner Censer teaches history at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She is the author of North Carolina Planters and Their Children, 1800-1860, among other works.

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