Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

July 1st, 2012 - June 30th, 2014 | PROJECT

This grant will support the production phase of a 90-minute film about the life and work of Frederick Law Olmsted. He is known as the father of American landscape architecture; what is unknown to the viewing public is the fact that he had so many different careers, trying to reform 19th-century America in surprising ways. He succeeded mightily, changed the nation, and his concerns foretold the future. But he also struggled with failure, loss, and with despair for much of his life. The project also includes a website, five short films about Olmsted parks for web distribution, and more.

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John Grant, Principal Investigator, Western New York Public Broadcasting Association


Funding Source: NEH
Award Number: TR-50333-12
Funding Amount: 500000


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Engineering | Geoscience and geography | History | policy | law
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Media and Technology | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media