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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing Western New York

Exploring the role of Frederick Law Olmsted in the Buffalo parks system and Niagara Falls.

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

A biography of the man who made public parks an essential part of American life.

About Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

To Olmsted, a park was both a work of art and a necessity for urban life. Olmsted’s efforts to preserve nature created an “environmental ethic” decades before the environmental movement became a force in American politics. With gorgeous cinematography, and compelling commentary this film presents the biography of a man whose parks and preservation are an essential part of American life.

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