Archive for 2013

LECTURE AND A FILM WITH DARREL MORRISON

Monday, December 16, 2013 | Posted by

On Thursday, January 9, landscape architect Darrel Morrison lectures and screens the LALH film Designing in the Prairie Spirit: A Conversation with Darrel Morrison, as part of the Winter Enrichment lecture series at the University of Wisconsin Madison Arboretum. The event, which starts at 9:00 a.m. at the arboretum Visitor Center (1207 Seminole Highway), is open to the […]

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LALH LAUNCHES BOOK CATALOG

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | Posted by

The first issue of the LALH catalog is now available. Look for a new issue each spring and fall on the books page.

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RIGHT HERE IN BROOKLYN

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 | Posted by

The unveiling of the new Native Flora Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden last June was exhilarating. Tiny ferns, grasses, wildflowers, shrubs, trees, and several judiciously strewn lichen-covered logs brought to mind a walk on the plain, enlivened with rhythms that recalled the curves and loops of Abstract Expressionism. Arshile Gorky done up in Little […]

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LALH Elects New President

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | Posted by

LALH Elects New President In October, the LALH board of directors elected Daniel J. Nadenicek, ASLA, Dean of the College of Environmental Design at the University of Georgia, as its new president. “Dan is a highly respected author and landscape studies scholar, and he has been an engaged board member and advocate for LALH for […]

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Photographing New York State Waterfalls

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | Posted by

Photographing New York State Waterfalls Fearing that the galloping growth of American cities and industry would consume unique natural scenery, landscape architect Warren H. Manning (1860–1938) persuaded his wealthy clients Robert H. and Laura Treman of Ithaca, New York, to conserve a number of waterfalls and gorges for future generations. In a short time, these […]

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Lecture and Film Premiere: SRO for Buffalo

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | Posted by

Lecture and Film Premiere: SRO for Buffalo In late October, a standing-room-only crowd turned out at The Arsenal in Central Park for a lecture and premiere of the film The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System. LALH and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation cohosted […]

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Olmsted Papers Volume VIII Has Landed

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | Posted by

Olmsted Papers Volume VIII Has Landed Ethan Carr, FASLA, associate professor of landscape architecture at University of Massachusetts Amherst and one of the nation’s leading Olmsted scholars, edited the most recent volume of the Frederick Law Olmsted Papers, published in early November. Volume VIII: The Early Boston Years, 1882–1890, chronicles a significant period in Olmsted’s […]

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Join LALH at ASLA Expo, Get New Member Bonus

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | Posted by

Join LALH at ASLA Expo, Get New Member Bonus Stop by booth #314 on November 16–17 at the 2013 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Boston. Become a member of LALH on the spot and get a $10 discount on any LALH book in the ASLA bookstore across the aisle. It’s all happening at the Boston Convention […]

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REMEMBERING JAMES VAN SWEDEN (1935 – 2013)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | Posted by

Landscape architect and LALH advisor James van Sweden, FASLA, died September 20 at his home in Washington, D.C., at age 78.  Along with his partner, Wolfgang Oehme, co-founder of Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, van Sweden designed public gardens, parks, memorials, private gardens, and campuses. Legions of landscape architects and home gardeners adopted the firm’s style, which […]

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NEW ENGLAND TRAILS

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 | Posted by

TO BE AT THE FARTHER EDGE: Photographs along the New England Trail Long before the map, there was the trail. It may be the most ancient means of both organizing and experiencing space. In at least some cultures the two ideas are conflated. But for anyone, walking a trail can be a kind of experiential […]

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