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FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED: DESIGNING AMERICA

Photography and Design in Olmsted’s Boston Parks

  • Aired: 06/20/2014
  • 02:08
  • Rating: TV-PG
Olmsted’s before and after photographs of construction of the Emerald Necklace in Boston demonstrated how the system was completely engineered. The Olmsted office documented the changes over time, showing how the artful arrangement of plantings and stone transformed the landscape from a construction site to a magnificent park.
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Olmsted pioneered the use of photography to show before, during, and after construction.
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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America has been made possible by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor and The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation. With funding provided by HSBC, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and The C.E. & S. Foundation. With additional support from The Peter C. Cornell Trust and Mass Humanities.
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