This week, Mark takes up Anna Pavord’s reflections upon the British landscape, and its changing social and artistic representations, as collected in her 2016 book “Landskipping; Painters, Ploughmen and Places” from Bloomsbury.
Merriam Webster defines “longheaded” as “having unusual foresight.” Oxford goes a bit further with having or showing foresight and good judgment” – although it cites the usage of the word as now dated (make of that and its implications upon our times what you will). However dated or not, the qualities that when assembled together earn […]
Not long ago I reported that Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public Parks was soon to be published by Johns Hopkins University Press. However in doing so I neglected also to mention the recent publication by this same publisher of the ninth volume in their definitive series cataloging Olmsted’s papers.
From New York City’s iconic Central Park to the much smaller and now significantly modernized Morton Park in Newport, Rhode Island, Olmsted’s designs for areas of recreation and nature-inspired rejuvenation are still with us in a host of ways beyond our everyday awareness.