Frederick Law Olmsted is often described as the father of American landscape architecture. He, his firm, and the successor firms that sprung from it worked in the early twentieth century to shape our parks systems, our suburban neighborhoods, and most of our best beloved green spaces, including national and state parks and famous academic campuses. The Olmsted Legacy explores 200 of those spaces, including New York’s Central and Prospect Parks, Stanford University’s campus, the United States Capitol Grounds, Druid Hills in Atlanta, Lake Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and many more. This overview gives a brief description and background on Olmsted’s most important contributions, all supported by lavish photography. Author Charles Birnbaum is known as today’s single most active advocate for preservation and thoughtful restoration of America’s great green places. The Olmsted Legacy explores one firm’s important legacy. Beautifully packaged and historically significant, this is a thoughtful gift book for fans of history, landscape, and design.