American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Vaux, Calvert 1824-1895. British-born American landscape architect who was a designer of Central Park in New York City.
- n. United States landscape architect (born in England) who designed Central Park (1824-1895)
“What could it be to me, that such people as Captain Vaux or Captain Lascelles liked me?”
“A good corps line called the Vaux-Morchies Line had been dug, the nearest portion a mile behind the reserve line, and this was held by the Pioneers and R.E., owing to scarcity of numbers.”
“Vaux, which is annually solemnised in the avenue, accompanied with as much of squibbery and crackery as our boys can beg or borrow -- not to say steal.”
“Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal The Vaux is a four-building complex.”
“I am very doubtful indeed about "Vaux," and have kept it out of the number in consequence.”
“Landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux of Central Park fame designed the diamond-shaped green space in 1866.”
“Vaux largely shunned the public spotlight, and records show that this difference in character was even a point of friction between the two men.”
“Calvert Vaux, an architect by training, had acquired his knowledge of landscape design from his former partner, Andrew Jackson Downing, the man who is rightly considered "the father of American landscape design.”
“In fact, Mr. Lewis fails to mention that Vaux invited the inexperienced Olmsted, a man with progressive ideas who had never designed a landscape, to work with him on creating the plan.”
“The unfortunate result has been the relegation of Calvert Vaux to the shadows, at best, behind Frederick Law Olmsted in the view of too many New Yorkers.”
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