Scribner, New York, 2000; originally published 1999, English
Nonfiction, Landscape Design
5.5 x 1.4 x 8.4 in., paperback, 480 pages
ISBN: ISBN 9780684865751

This biography focuses on Olmsted’s work as a pioneer in American landscape architecture but also highlights his accomplishments in the abolition of slavery, the United States Sanitary Commission, and travels to China.

From the Publisher. “Rybczynski's passion for his subject and his understanding of Olmsted's immense complexity and accomplishments make his book a triumphant work. In A Clearing in the Distance, the story of a great nineteenth-century American becomes an intellectual adventure.”

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