Genius of Place

Genius of Place

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This definitive, first full-scale biography of Olmsted--famed designer of New York's Central Park--reveals him also as a brilliant political and social reformer.The first sight that greeted him was the Capitol building, sitting on a low hill in an arrested state of repair. Its marble wings were unfinished; scaffolding surrounded a new, larger dome then under construction. The Washington Monument, half built, rose above a scruffy mall. Landscaping ... It was re- ally nothing more than a large town, population 75, 000, according to the 1860 census. Even the majoranbsp;...

Title:Genius of Place
Author:Justin Martin
Publisher:Da Capo Press - 2011


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