Walks and Talks of an American Farmer in England

Walks and Talks of an American Farmer in England

by Frederick Law Olmsted


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Walks and Talks of an American Farmer in England by Frederick Law Olmsted

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781425522346
Publisher: University of Michigan Library
Publication date: 09/28/2006
Pages: 252
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 Editionix
List of Donorsxiii
Introduction to the Reprint Editionxix
Notes to the Introductionlvii
Walks and Talks of an American Farmer in England1
Volume 17
Volume 2247
A Pilgrimage (from the 1859 edition)431
Appendix A435
Appendix B447
Appendix C449
Appendix D457
Editor's Notes463

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Witold Rybczynski

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.

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