American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Olmsted, Frederick Law 1822-1903. American landscape architect who was the chief designer of Central Park in New York City (1858-1861).
- n. United States landscape architect primarily responsible for the design of Central Park in New York City (1822-1903)
“The researchers studied 1,209 women who had surgical removal of both ovaries and 1,302 women who had only one removed from 1950 to 1987 in Olmsted County, Minn., home of Mayo Clinic.”
“The pastoral landscape that Olmsted is famous for is simply compressed into a small space.”
“Let the reader recall Olmsted's experiences, -- that, for example, where he speaks of three negro women who had charge of half a dozen white girls of good family, 'from three to fifteen years of age.”
“Johns Hopkins University officials are trying to buy a prime parcel of land that was to be developed by Struever into a mixed-use residential, retail and parking development called The Olmsted, in the 3200 block of St. Paul St. The project was initially envisioned as a 12-floor building of luxury condominiums, but switched to smaller, more affordable apartments as the market began to slow”
“According to Olmsted, “the slave, if he is indisposed to work, and especially if he is not treated well, or does not like the master who has hired him, will sham sickness—even make himself sick or lame—that he need not work.””
“Similarly, Frederick Law Olmsted noted that many blacks in Richmond, Virginia, on a Sunday were “dressed with foppish extravagence, and many in the latest style of fashion.””
“Olmsted also remarked that slaves took “a real pleasure, for instance, such as it is a rare thing for a white man to be able to feel, in bright and strongly contrasting colours, and in music, in which nearly all are proficient to some extent.””
“On every plantation he visited, Olmsted found at least one slave not working “on account of some illness, strain, bruise or wound, of which he or she was complaining.””
“Nothing was more striking to Olmsted than the inefficiency of slaves, who appeared “to move very slowly and awkwardly.””
“As illustrated here, recreational access to water, motorized, bicycle and pedestrian transportation all take place today within the context of the Olmsted Brothers' park and boulevard designs of over a century ago.”
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