A celebration of the life and work of Frederick Law Olmsted, founder of American landscape architecture.



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...Frederick Law Olmsted's work has passed the test of time; his work in Druid Hills set the stage and continues to influence metro Atlanta...
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Some Planned Communities
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Olmsted sought to create a new kind of community. This new community was one that had been carefully planned for the single purpose of domestic life. Olmsted wanted to join the best aspects of the city and country life by linking the residential suburb with the central city working place by rapid transit. He saw residential suburbs in which landscape architects would design residential grounds with numerous "open air apartments" by which domestic activities could be moved outside the home.
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