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A Clearing in the Distance

Autor: Rybczynski, Witold

Editorial: Touchstone Books

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Precio de Lista:$18.00
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A Clearing in the Distance :

In a brilliant collaboration between writer and subject, Witold Rybczynski illuminates Frederick Law Olmsted's role as a major cultural figure at the epicenter of nineteenth-century American history. We know Olmsted through the physical legacy of his stunning landscapes - among them, New York's Central Park, California's Stanford University campus, and Boston's Back Bay Fens.

But Olmsted's contemporaries knew a man of even more extraordinarily diverse talents. Born in 1822, he traveled to China on a merchant ship at the age of twenty-one. He co-founded The Nation magazine and was an early voice against slavery. He managed California's largest gold mine and, during the Civil War, served as the executive secretary to the United States Sanitary Commission, the precursor of the Red Cross. Rybczynski's passion for his subject and his understanding of Olmsted's immense complexity and accomplishments make his book a triumphant work.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
History & Geography   United States

ISBN 13:9780684865751
ISBN 10:0684865750
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:480
Tamaño:8.40" l x 5.45" w x 1.22" h
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