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Calvert Vaux

American architect

Died when: 70 years 334 days (850 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius

 

Calvert Vaux

Calvert Vaux (;December 20, 1824 – November 19, 1895) was a British architect and landscape designer, best known as the co-designer, along with his protégé and junior partner Frederick Law Olmsted, of what would become New York City's Central Park.

Vaux, on his own and in various partnerships, designed and created dozens of parks across the United States.He introduced new ideas about the significance of public parks in America during a hectic time of urbanization.

This industrialization of the cityscape inspired Vaux to focus on an integration of buildings, bridges, and other forms of architecture into their natural surroundings.

He favored naturalistic, rustic and curvilinear lines in his designs.


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