Talk: The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, Volume VIII: The Early Boston Years, 1882-1890
Monday, December 2, 2013. 6:30pm-8:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm. Light refreshments served.
$10, Register online or call 617-384-5277. Students call to register for free.
Weld Hill Reserach Building, Arnold Arboretum, 1300 Centre Street, Roslindale, MA
Frederick Law Olmsted relocated from New York to Boston in the early 1880s. With the help of his stepson and partner, John Charles Olmsted, his professional office grew to become the first of its kind: a modern landscape architecture practice with projects throughout the country. During the period covered in Volume VIII of the Olmsted Papers, Olmsted and his partners designed the park system of Boston and Brookline—including the Back Bay Fens, Franklin Park, and the Muddy River Improvement.
Though Olmsted would never provide a definitive treatise on landscape architecture, this volume contains some of his most mature and powerful statements on the practice of landscape architecture. Join us for a lecture, panel discussion and celebration of this newly published landscape design resource. Books available for purchase and signing.
Sponsored by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Friends of Fairsted, and National Association for Olmsted Parks in collaboration with the City of Boston, Parks and Recreation Department, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Town of Brookline, Parks and Open Space Division
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