National Parks and the “Fairsted School”: An Enduring Legacy

November 19, 2015

 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

NATIONAL PARKS AND THE “FAIRSTED SCHOOL”: AN ENDURING LEGACY

Ethan Carr
PhD, FASLA, Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Olmsted firm is famous for the design of hundreds of municipal parks and other landscapes. The achievements of Olmsted and his successors in scenic preservation are less well understood. This talk explores the influence of the “Fairsted School” of landscape architecture on scenic preservation and on the design of state and national park systems through the twentieth century.

6:00 pm reception 7:00 pm lecture 43 Hawes Street, Brookline
Admission is free; space is limited, Reservations required
http://friendsoffairsted.org/

 

This lecture is part of the 2015 – 2016 Friends of Fairsted Lecture Series

AMERICA’S BEST IDEA: FAIRSTED, THE OLMSTEDS AND OUR NATIONAL PARKS
In Recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service

Series Commentator: Anne Whiston Spirn
Professor and Chair of the Undergraduate Program,
Department of Urban Studies + Planning, MIT

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