Archive for 2013

C. L. Browning Ranch, Blanco County, Texas

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | Posted by

C. L. Browning Ranch, Blanco County, Texas In 1942 C. L. Browning, a general contractor in San Antonio, purchased the 977-acre property in the Hill Country of central Texas known today as the Browning Ranch. C. L. Browning’s daughter Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, president of the Foundation for Landscape Studies and a director for LALH, inherited the […]

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MEDIA KIT: Best Planned City in the World

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | Posted by

Moving Earth to Create Heaven The Best Planned City in the World Looks at the Rise of the Revolutionary Buffalo Park System It’s hard to imagine the world’s major cities without their public parks. The greatest examples, such as London’s Hyde Park, the Tuileries Garden in Paris, and Central Park in New York City, are defining […]

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A Genius for Place, paperback

Monday, June 10, 2013 | Posted by

A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era Robin Karson Published by University of Massachusetts Press in association with LALH ISBN (paper): 978-1-62534-048-1 Paperback $29.95 Cloth $39.95 To order: University of Massachusetts Press tel. 800-537-5487, fax 410-516-6998   Winner, 2009 J. B. Jackson Book Prize from the Foundation for Landscape Studies “The most important book […]

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NPS DESIGN TRADITION IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | Posted by

This essay first appeared in the George Wright Forum, published by the George Wright Society. Centennial celebrations, like most historical commemorations, express apprehension for the future as much as pride in the past. While retrospection on an important anniversary can forge renewed identity or purpose, the need for such definition seems most pressing when new […]

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Thursday, May 30, 2013 | Posted by

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NAUMKEAG DECONSTRUCTED

Thursday, May 9, 2013 | Posted by

It is unnerving to see any garden taken apart, especially one that you have  thought, written, and dreamt about as a culmination of history and time–as inevitable, both in the history you have constructed to explain it and in the timeless concept of it you have fashioned in your own imagination. Watching Naumkeag being created […]

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Best Planned City Slated for June Release

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | Posted by

Best Planned City Slated for June Release On the heels of Community by Design, published in April, comes the first book in the LALH Designing the American Park series, The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System by Francis R. Kowsky. Beginning in 1868, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert […]

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A Gift for Naumkeag’s Landscape

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | Posted by

A Gift for Naumkeag’s Landscape The Trustees of Reservations, a nonprofit preservation and conservation organization in Massachusetts, recently received a $1 million challenge grant to be spent solely on restoring the landscape at Naumkeag—the Choate estate in Stockbridge, a National Historic Landmark property owned and managed by The Trustees. The Trustees must raise a match […]

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Happy Birthday, FLO: Celebrating a Landscape Legacy

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | Posted by

Happy Birthday, FLO: Celebrating a Landscape Legacy April 24 saw a ripple of events throughout the country marking the 191st birthday anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903). Noteworthy among them was the opening of the newly restored garden at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida, designed by Olmsted Brothers in the […]

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Exhibition Traces Designers’ Dreams for Australia’s “Ideal City”

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | Posted by

Exhibition Traces Designers’ Dreams for Australia’s “Ideal City” A decade after Australia’s official federation in 1901, the government launched an international competition for the design of its new capital, Canberra—an “ideal city” that would reflect the new country’s aspirations. In 1912, the government declared a winner: Walter Burley Griffin, a Chicago-based architect and landscape architect. […]

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