Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted

Few men have written their signature across our public spaces as vividly, personally, and influentially as Olmsted, designer of New York's Central and Prospect Parks--among many other monumental urban refuges. Justin Martin's first-ever full-scale biography reveals other fascinating sides of the famed landscape designer as well, including reformer and journalist. 

April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…