The Genius of the Place

FLO: A Biography of Frederick Law Olmsted

by Laura Wood Roper

Frederick Law Olmsted's New York

by Elizabeth Barlow, illustrative portfolio by William Alex
More than anyone else, Frederick Law Olmsted dominated the profession of landscape design in nineteenth-century America. He had a hand in the preservation of scenic wonders like Yosemite and Niagara Falls, in major landscape parks and park systems in more than a dozen major cities, in the first scientifically managed …