Jon Weatherman’s Short Biography tells the life story of the polymath Frederick Law Olmsted. FLO practiced the art of landscape architecture with a combination of elegance and practicality. He held a deep understanding of managing the human impact on the land. In addition to Central Park, the Biltmore Estate, and the “White City” of Chicago’s World Fair, he set the ground rules for Yosemite National Park. He was also a writer, an innovator in war injury; and a business man.
This compact book will become a handy resource for people who love parks, history and the lives of brilliant minds.