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LEE FRIEDLANDER: PHOTOGRAPHS FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED LANDSCAPES
Lee Friedlander

D.A.P., 2008
Hardcover
843 pages
89 b+w illustrations
ISBN: 9781933045733

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A natural chronicler of all things uniquely American, photographer Lee Friedlander here puts his lens to the work of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), designer of many of America's most iconic public landscapes. This book, published to coincide with The Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2008 exhibition, compiles 89 photographs made by Friedlander in Olmsted's public parks and private estates. Rambling across bridges and through open meadows and dense undergrowth, Friedlander locates a pure pleasure in Olmsted's designs - in the meticulous stonework, the balance of exposure to shade and in the mature, weather-beaten trees that attest to the durability of Olmsted's vision.

 

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