Parks for the People: How Frederick Law Olmsted Designed America Audiobook, by Elizabeth Partridge Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Elizabeth Partridge Narrator: Dani Martineck Publisher: Listening Library Audio Length: Release Date: April 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593509647

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National Book Award finalist Elizabeth Partridge reveals the life and work of Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of Central Park, the United States Capitol building's landscape, and more. Nobody could get Frederick Law Olmsted to sit still. He was filled with energy, adventure, and dreams of changing the world. As a boy, he found refuge in the peace and calm of nature, and later as an adult, he dreamed of designing and creating access to parks for a growing and changing America. When New York City held a contest for the best park design for what would become Central Park, Olmsted won and became the father of landscape architecture. He went on to design parks across America, including Yosemite National Park and even the grounds for the United States Capitol. This scenic biography is lavishly illustrated by Becca Stadtlander, and National Book Award finalist Elizabeth Partridge brings her renowned lyricism and meticulous research to the visionary who brought parks to the people.

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About the Author

Elizabeth Partridge grew up in a large, eccentric family in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated with a degree in women’s studies from UC Berkeley, and later studied traditional Chinese medicine in Oxford, England. She was an acupuncturist for more than twenty years before closing her medical practice to write full-time. She has since published more than a dozen books, including Marching to Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary, and biographies of Dorothea Lange, Woody Guthrie, and John Lennon. Elizabeth is on the core faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults.