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A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century Paperback – Jul 1 2000

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster; 1St Edition edition (July 1 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684865750
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684865751
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3.6 x 21.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #166,223 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Suzannah Lessard The New York Times Book Review Excellent...thorough and respectful, yet easeful in a way that is reminiscent of Olmsted himself.

Stanley Weintraub The Wall Street Journal Mr. Rybczynski meshes what is close to a history of urban landscape architecture in America in the nineteenth century with a life of Olmsted. By doing so, he has produced a biography that communicates, with feeling, the ups and downs of Olmsted's career as well as of the profession he helped to invent....A book that defines and evokes Olmsted as an American original.

About the Author

Witold Rybczynski is the author of eight books, including Home: The Short History of an Idea, Waiting for the Weekend, and City Life. The Martin and Margy Meyerson Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania, he is a regular contributor to The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and The New York Review of Books.

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