Designing the Maine Landscape

Designing the Maine Landscape

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Frederick Law Olmsted and others saw the landscape as it was and enhanced it, instead of imposing rigid design upon it. Groundbreaking landscape architects Beatrix Farrand and Fletcher Steele, among others, were brought to Maine by patrons, and the resulting public parks, campuses, institutional grounds, and private estates remain a priceless legacy. Drawn from a 10-year survey conducted by the Maine Olmsted Alliance, this book showcases those landscapes and celebrates their history and legacy.

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Maine's pioneering use of landscape architecture to enhance the natural environment is documented in this illustrated volume which features notable works from designers such as Frederick Law Olmstead Sr., Beatrix Farrand and Fletcher Steele. Mattor, a Maine landscape designer, teams with Teegarden, a Maine-based writer and editor, to showcase landscapes that were surveyed over a ten year period on behalf of the Maine Olmstead Alliance for Parks and Landscapes and the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. Some of the sites presented to general readers include Augusta's Blaine Memorial Park, South Berwick's Hamilton House and the campus of the U. of Maine at Orono. Oversize: 10.25x10.25". Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: [Camden, Maine] : Down East Books ; [Portland, Maine] : Maine Olmsted Alliance for Parks & Landscapes, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780892727292
Branch Call Number: 974.1 MATTO
Characteristics: 216 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Teegarden, Lucie


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