New PDF release: Frederick Law Olmstead: The Passion of a Public Artist: 018

By Melvin Kalfus

ISBN-10: 0814746187

ISBN-13: 9780814746189

Frederick legislations Olmsted is known for his city panorama designs: crucial Park in ny, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, and Franklin Park in Boston. Olmsted dedicated a lot of his later existence to this paintings. What was once the resource of this inventive power and mind's eye in his attention-grabbing years?

Melvin Kalfus is the 1st writer to ascertain Olmsted's bothered, occasionally tragic early life and formative years in a look for the interior assets of his inventive mind's eye. Kalfus argues that Olmsted's distressing early studies fired his ambition and led him so obsessively to hunt the world's esteem via his works. Kalfus additionally appears at Olmsted's diversified early occupation within which he labored as an apprentice service provider, a seaman, a farmer, a supervisor of a mining plantation in California, a journalist, and writer of 3 istorically vital books on slavery, and because the common Secretary of the Civil War's Sanitary fee, and large venture equipped to supply clinical relief to Union soldiers.

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