About the Program
Justin Martin recounts the life of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead (1822-1903). Mr. Martin reports on Olmstead's numerous public space designs, which include the U.S. Capitol grounds, New York City's Central Park, and Boston's Emerald Necklace. The author relays that besides his professional career, Frederick Law Olmstead was a well known journalist and abolitionist. Justin Martin is in conversation with Tupper Thomas, former president of the Prospect Park Alliance at McNally Jackson Books in New York City.