Architecture Books – Week 41/2022
Frederick Law Olmsted at 200
The latest review on A Weekly Dose of Architecture Books:
Olmsted Trees by Stanley Greenberg (photography), with contributions by Tom Avermaete, Kevin Baker and Mindy Thompson Fullilove, published by Hirmer Publishers.
A few Frederick Law Olmsted links:
Olmsted: A Reading List, “an overview of many new books about Frederic Law Olmsted and the Olmsted legacy” at Olmsted 200, the website of the bicentennial of Olmsted’s birth.
What’s Out There Olmsted, an online guide from The Cultural Landscape Foundation.
If you can only read one book on Frederick Law Olmsted, I recommend A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century by Witold Rybczynski from 1999.
The fifth issue of Tefchos, International Review of Architecture, Art and Design (from March 1991, found recently in the $3 bin in front of @argosybookstore) is devoted to the 1990 competition for the Acropolis Museum; it was the third competition for the project but would be annulled and lead to a fourth, successful competition in 2000. The magazine has few images of the 1990 winner (Italian architects Manfredi Nicoletti and Lucio Passarelli) but plenty of Raimund Abraham's 3rd place entry:
A few recently received books:
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