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dc.coverage.spatialSite: New York, New York, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1865-1873 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorOlmsted, Frederick Law, Sr.en_US
dc.creatorVaux, Calverten_US
dc.date1865-1873en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-11T19:27:05Z
dc.date.available2013-07-11T19:27:05Z
dc.date.issued1865-1873en_US
dc.identifier224067en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 545en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/132694
dc.descriptionView into the Cleft Ridge Span, looking north; Olmsted returned to New York in 1865 to join Calvert Vaux in designing Prospect Park (1865-1873) in Brooklyn. The Long Meadow at Prospect Park is the best example of Olmsted's use of his Pastoral manner, which was the most important style for him. He had experienced the style in its purest and most powerful form in his tours of the parks of estates in the British Isles. The graceful undulation of the terrain invited movement through it, producing a sense of enlarged freedom. With its seemingly unbounded undulating terrain, pools and groups of trees, Pastoral landscape, Olmsted believed, served as a specific antidote to the congestion, noise and artificiality of the city. Olmsted was convinced that the appeal of Pastoral landscape was not simply a passing fashion: rather, it appealed to the 'common and elementary impulses of all classes of mankind'. In terrain too steep for Pastoral treatment, Olmsted provided a contrasting experience by employing the Picturesque style. He used a great variety of plant materials, creating a layering of textures. The effect he sought was one of richness and profusion, combined with a sense of mystery produced by dark shadows under scintillating, sunlit foliage. He had experienced this landscape most intensely at the edge of the rainforest in Panama. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 2/8/2008)en_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectlandscapesen_US
dc.subjectrecreation and gamesen_US
dc.subjectfestivalsen_US
dc.subjectparks (recreation areas)en_US
dc.subjectNineteenth centuryen_US
dc.subjectPicturesque, theen_US
dc.titleProspect Parken_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode2A1-OF-PP-2-E4en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniquegardeningen_US
vra.worktypepark (recreation area)en_US
dc.contributor.displayCalvert Vaux (American architect, 1824-1895); Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. (American landscape architect, 1822-1903)en_US


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