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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

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To Olmsted, a park was both a work of art and a necessity for urban life. Olmsted’s efforts to preserve nature created an “environmental ethic” decades before the environmental movement became a force in American politics. With gorgeous cinematography, and compelling commentary this film presents the biography of a man whose parks and preservation are an essential part of American life.

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Video thumbnail: Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America Buffalo's Richardson Olmsted Complex

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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Video thumbnail: Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America Louisville: From Olmsted to the 21st Century

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Louisville: From Olmsted to the 21st Century

A 4,000 acre is being built in the Olmsted tradition for the city of Louisville, Kentucky.

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Louisville: From Olmsted to the 21st Century

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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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Video thumbnail: Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America Changes and Challenges in Olmsted Parks

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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