Reviews and Blog Posts: civic planning

A modern Arcadia : Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. & the plan for Forest Hills Gardens

by Susan L Klaus

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Fast-paced and well-researched, this excellent architectural history recounts the planning, implementation and enduring quality of a successful, early 20th century suburban development in Queens, New York. Charged with designing a beautiful and socially healthy new community, Frederick Law Olmstead Jr. (son of the famous landscape architect who designed Central Park) integrated...

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