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Companion Booklet

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

A companion resource for the PBS documentary

The project companion booklet was created to support the film and is a resource that speaks to the production and outreach efforts. It contains a written essay by Olmsted himself on parks, parkways and pleasure-grounds, an overview of Central Park and its developmental 150 year history, a review about Olmsted’s work in Buffalo, New York and the continuing work of the National Association of Olmsted Parks. The 8-page document in a PDF format can be downloaded or printed for a variety of uses in the classroom or for your general interest.

Website Produced by WNED PBS

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing Americais a co-production of WNED PBS, Buffalo/Toronto and Florentine Films/Hott Productions Inc., made possible by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor and The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation. With funding provided by HSBC, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and The C.E. & S. Foundation. With additional support from The Peter C. Cornell Trust and Mass Humanities.

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