Tuesday, April 17, 7:00 p.m.
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Wheeler Auditorium, Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore Free and open to the public.
Hear Justin Martin talk about his new book, Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted. Best remembered for his landscape architecture, from New York’s Central Park to Boston’s Emerald Necklace to Stanford University’s campus, Olmsted was also a Civil War hero, fervent abolitionist, crusading journalist, and an early voice for the environment. Most of all, he was a social reformer. He didn’t simply create places that were beautiful in the abstract. An awesome and timeless intent stands behind Olmsted’s designs, allowing his work to survive to the present day.