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Author Rybczynski, Witold.

Title A clearing in the distance : Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the nineteenth century / Witold Rybczynski.

Publication Info. New York : Scribner, [1999]


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  92 OLMSTED    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY OLMSTED    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY OLMSTED    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY OLMSTED RYBCZYNSKI    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY OLMSTED, FREDERICK LAW    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  B OLMSTED    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  B OLMSTED, FREDERICK LAW R    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B OLMSTED    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIO OLMSTED    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  B OLMSTED    Check Shelf

Description 480 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Schemes -- "Tough as nails" -- Frederick goes to school -- Hartford -- "I have no objection" -- New York -- A year before the mast -- Friends -- Farming -- More farming -- A walking tour in the old country -- Jostling and Being Jostled -- Mr. Downing's magazine -- Olmsted falls in love and finishes his book -- Charley Brace intervenes -- Yeoman -- A traveling companion -- The Texas settlers -- Yeoman makes a decision -- "Much the best Mag. in the world" -- Abroad -- Hitting Heads -- A change in fortune -- The Colonel meets his match -- Mr. Vaux -- A brilliant solution -- A promotion -- Frederick and Mary -- Comptroller Green -- King Cotton -- A good big work -- Yeoman's war -- "Six months more pretty certainly" -- A letter from Dana -- Never happier -- Olmsted shortens sail -- A heavy sort of book -- Calvert Vaux doesn't take no for an answer -- Loose ends -- A Magnificent Opening -- Olmsted and Vaux plan a perfect park -- Metropolitan -- A stopover in Buffalo -- Thirty-nine thousand trees -- Best-laid plans -- Henry Hobson Richardson -- Olmsted's dilemma -- Alone -- "More interesting than nature" -- Olmsted in demand -- "I shall be free from it on the 1st of January" -- Standing First -- An arduous convalescence -- Fairstead -- The character of his business -- The sixth park -- Olmsted meets the Governor -- Olmsted and Vaux, together again -- "Make a small pleasure ground and gardens" -- Olmsted drives hard -- The fourth muse -- Dear Rick -- Sunset -- Olmsted's Distant Effects -- Distant Effects.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-460) and index.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.5 28.0 78254.
Note CARL0001504748
Subject Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903.
Landscape architects -- United States -- Biography.
Landscape architecture -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Civilization.
ISBN 0684824639
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