Public art vs. art in the public sphere.
Historically the most conservative of the arts, architecture was an unlikely candidate to carry the red banner of insurrection. And yet.
A corollary of giving priority to invention is that imitation, once the foundation of creativity in architecture, is banished.
Olmsted’s landscape creations, especially his urban parks, are anything but relics of the past—they remain a vital part of the present.
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