Calvert Vaux


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United States landscape architect (born in England) who designed Central Park (1824-1895)

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Central Park, New York City Designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead and English architect Calvert Vaux in 1858, sprawling 843-acre, Central Park was the first landscaped public park in America.
The year 2008 marks the 150th anniversary of the "Greenswald" plan for Central Park submitted by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. In this reprint of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, winter 2008, Heckscher (chairman of the museum's American wing) relates the web of idealism, innovation, and politics that shaped this public project.
Influenced by the British Landscape Movement adopted in North America through the efforts of Frederic Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux, who designed New York's Central Park.
She first examines the architecture of asylums in the late eighteenth century, the concept of moral management of moral treatment, the Kirkbride linear plan of building asylums and alternatives to them such as the cottage plan, and later structures designed by Calvert Vaux, Clarke Withers, and H.H.
Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux promoted precisely this with their 1857 design for the park, 'the Greensward plan', which combined the pastoral, the picturesque and the formal--The Mall and Bethesda Terrace.
The inspiration for this massive project, according to the artists, was Fredrick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux's original plans for Central Park, which included a series of functional gates designed to secure the space at night.
Led by the Prospect Park Alliance, the project aims to restore the park back to its original design specifications, created by famed landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux (see sidebar below).
In the 1860s, Fredrick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux's vision of forested spaces for urban dwellers led to the creation of many gorgeous parks, including the magnificent 526-acre Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York.
(The city later augmented this with an additional sixty-five acres, extending the Park to One-hundred-tenth Street.) In fact, Calvert Vaux's and Frederick Law Olmsted's "Greensward" plan for the Park dates from 1858, which was also the year in which the plan began to be implemented.
The winning plan, on display at the Met museum along with the surviving losers, was submitted by London-trained architect Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted, who became America's most prominent landscape architect.
It was redesigned in 1872 by famed landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. In 1997, the 3.5-acre park was designated a National Historic Landmark because of its significant role in American labor history; it was the site of the first Labor Day celebration in 1882.
When Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed Central Park, it wasn't for birds or butterflies or trees.
Central Park was completed along the design of its planners, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, as a growing part of New York City.
When their design for a central park won the city's public competition in 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and his partner Calvert Vaux stepped into the early tumult of claims and intentions.
In New York, where Olmsted launched his career as a landscape architect, he served as superintendent of Central Park and partnered with Calvert Vaux on the design, with the goal of creating an open, accessible park for the people.