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.

Manuscript Submissions

Please direct manuscript inquiries to the series editor or to:

Robin Karson
Executive Director
Library of American Landscape History
P.O. Box 1323
Amherst, MA  01004

Series Editor

Ethan Carr
Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Hills House North
Amherst, MA 01003

Titles (arranged by year of publication)

The Best Planned City in the World
Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System
Landscapes of Exclusion
State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South
Arthur A. Shurcliff
Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape