Lee Friedlander "A Ramble in Olmsted Parks"

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

poster for Lee Friedlander "A Ramble in Olmsted Parks"

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This exhibition features approximately 40 photographs made by Lee Friedlander in the public parks and private estates designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903), North America’s premier landscape architect. The show celebrates the complex, idiosyncratic picture making of one of the country’s greatest living photographers. It also marks the 150th anniversary of the design (1858) for Olmsted’s masterpiece, New York’s Central Park. Rambling with intent across bridges and through the parks’ open meadows and dense understory, Friedlander finds pure pleasure in Olmsted’s landscapes—in the meticulous stonework, in the careful balance of sun and shade, and in the mature, weather-beaten trees and their youthful issue.



from January 22, 2008 to May 11, 2008

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    perke: (2008-05-06 at 16:05)

    should be seen as a sidekick to another show, as it's a very very small photo show, and then possibly followed by a trip to the roof for the greatest central park view and the not so great jeff koons installation.

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