Designing the American Park
This new series is published in collaboration with the Library of American Landscape History (LALH), a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster understanding of the fine art of landscape architecture and appreciation of North America’s richly varied landscape heritage through books, exhibitions, and online resources.
The series examines the history of park design, including municipal, state, and national sites. From Central Park to Yosemite Valley, park landscapes are among the most significant achievements of American art and society. The historical events and themes that motivated their creation—the reform of the city, the roots of environmentalism, the changing meaning of nature in American art—give park history a broad appeal. The books in this series will not only make a scholarly contribution but will help reclaim, inform, and redefine the purpose of park design.
Please direct manuscript inquiries to the series editor or to:
Library of American Landscape History
P.O. Box 1323
Amherst, MA 01004
Department of Architecture
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400122
Charlottesville, VA 22904