Friends of Fairsted Lecture Series: NATIONAL PARKS AND THE “FAIRSTED SCHOOL”: AN ENDURING LEGACY

Thursday, December 3, 2015
NATIONAL PARKS AND THE “FAIRSTED SCHOOL”: AN ENDURING LEGACY
Ethan Carr, PhD, FASLA
Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Olmsted firm is well known for the design of hundreds of municipal parks and other landscapes. The achievements of Olmsted and his successors in scenic preservation are less appreciated. This talk explores the influence of the “Fairsted School” of landscape architecture on scenic preservation and on the design of state and national park systems through the twentieth century.

6:00pm reception 7:00pm lecture
43 Hawes Street, Wheelock College, Brookline
Admission is free; space is limited Reservations required
For more information and to register: http://friendsoffairsted.org/

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