This handsome reprinted edition of landscape architect Olmsted's record of his 1850 walking tour through England and Wales contains an introduction and annotation by Charles C. McLaughlin (emeritus, history, American U.), a specialist on Olmsted. In his introduction, McLaughlin details Olmsted's travel in England and the influence of its parks, geography, and views on his landscape design, including his design of Central Park. Though the book will be of interest to scholars of Olmsted and American park design, the account will capture the imagination of anyone interested in 19th-century travel and England. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
|Publisher:||University of Michigan Library|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.53(d)|
About the Author
Charles C. McLaughlin is professor emeritus of history at the American University, Washington, D.C., and founding editor of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Reprint Edition||ix|
|List of Donors||xiii|
|Introduction to the Reprint Edition||xix|
|Notes to the Introduction||lvii|
|Walks and Talks of an American Farmer in England||1|
|A Pilgrimage (from the 1859 edition)||431|
What People are Saying About This
In this book we get not only a young American's vivid impressions of mid-nineteenth century England, but also the first glimmers of Frederick Law Olmsted the observant journalist and future landscape designer. Charles McLaughlin's erudite introduction usefully puts all this in the proper perspective.