The best thing I have read since Neuromancer:
A great read. One of the most important landscape architects in history. Sounds boring until you get to the details of his life. He designed Central Park and the Biltmore. He help to found the American Red Cross and had a significant impact on the design of the modern college quadrangle, beginning with Stanford University. Designed the city park systems of Boston, NYC, Buffalo, and Louisville. Created the entrance to Yosemite Park. His writings and travels through the American South in the era before the Civil War helped to confirm the North's sentiment against slavery. That just scratches the surface of his impact on this country. He did not settle on a vocation until his mid-40's. He knew and influenced Emerson and Emerson impacted him as well
I feel a personal connection to this architect. I lived in Louisville about a 1/2 block from Cherokee Park. The title of the book sums up his style: Dense forest that opens to clearings, dark and light, mixed with a profusion of botanical diversity.
Currently reading it but by now it's not bad... easy reading and the story is becoming more interesting now
I think it worth reading
Well, since i finished it I can say it's a good book maybe better for teens but enjoyable even for adults. At the end the books tends to be a little hasty... :)
While I'm waiting to go and watch the film I'm reading the book...