Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Premiered Summer 2014

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.

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America has been made possible by a grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor and The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation. With additional funding from HSBC, The Tiffany & Company Foundation, The C.E. & S. Foundation, Peter C. Cornell Trust and Mass Humanities.

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