Designing an American Landscape
Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) is recognized as the founder of American landscape architecture and the nation's foremost parkmaker. Olmsted moved his home to suburban Boston in 1883 and established the world's first full-scale professional office for the practice of landscape design. During the next century, his sons and successors perpetuated Olmsted's design ideals, philosophy, and influence.
Did You Know?
Frederick Law Olmsted married his brother John’s widow. His nephew, John Charles, became his step-son and eventual partner in the firm.