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Justin Martin’s new biography Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead looks into the life of the little known landscape architect who designed some of America’s most iconic landmarks. Olmstead designed Central Park, Prospect Park, The National Zoo, and the grounds of the Capitol building, just to name a few.
See also: Iconic New York City lives up to its superlatives.
According to Martin, Olmstead was very passionate about his design work. During our interview Martin described how Olmstead’s favorite section of Central Park was the Ramble, which he felt gave people a chance to enjoy nature in the city.
Nancy Graham | AARP The Magazine Editor
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