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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Louisville: From Olmsted to the 21st Century

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21st Century Parks is a Louisville based organization that is building a 4,000 acre addition to Louisville's public park system, resuscitating Olmsted’s idea of building parks ahead of the growth of the city. The plan is that over the next 100 years the city will expand around an intentional, integrated park system, one that follows Olmsted's design principles.

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Buffalo's Richardson Olmsted Complex

The Richardson Olmsted Complex was designed by architect H.H. Richardson an Olmsted ally.

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Buffalo's Richardson Olmsted Complex

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing Western New York

Exploring the role of Frederick Law Olmsted in the Buffalo parks system and Niagara Falls.

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing Western New York

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

A biography of the man who made public parks an essential part of American life.

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America Trailer

A biography of the man who made public parks an essential part of American life.

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America Trailer

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Photography and Design in Olmsted’s Boston Parks

Olmsted pioneered the use of photography to show before, during, and after construction.

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Photography and Design in Olmsted’s Boston Parks

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

The Best Planned City in the World

Developing the nation’s first park system and creating a park at Niagara Falls, NY.

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The Best Planned City in the World

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Changes and Challenges in Olmsted Parks

Olmsted feared that his parks would be ruined by intrusions of all sorts.

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Changes and Challenges in Olmsted Parks

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Frederick Law Olmsted - Preview

Premieres Friday, June 20, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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