Archive for January, 2014

NEW YEAR, NEW WORKS FROM LALH

Thursday, January 23, 2014 | Posted by

LALH has two new books and a new film in development, slated for release in 2014—watch the lalh.org/blog for dates: Arthur A. Shurcliff:  Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape, a book by Elizabeth Hope Cushing, examines how various influences on landscape architect Arthur A. Shurcliff (1870–1957)—his early years in Boston, his training, and […]

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LALH BOOKS WIN FLS AWARDS

Thursday, January 23, 2014 | Posted by

Two LALH books—one recently published and one forthcoming—received awards from the Foundation for Landscape Studies: The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System (2013) by Francis R. Kowsky, was recognized with the FLS J. B. Jackson Book Prize. Past recipients of the prestigious prize include Mission 66 and A […]

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NOW SHOWING: THE BEST PLANNED CITY IN THE WORLD

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | Posted by

The latest LALH film, The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System, is now available online! Based on scholarship from Francis R. Kowsky’s book , the new film tells the story of the nation’s first park system. Like other films in the North America by Design series, The Best Planned City […]

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Mountain Brook Estates, Mountain Brook, Alabama

Monday, January 20, 2014 | Posted by

Mountain Brook Estates, Mountain Brook, Alabama Excerpted from the forthcoming LALH book on Warren H. Manning. Reverence for place was central in Warren Manning’s approach to developing the residential subdivision of Mountain Brook Estates, south of Birmingham. Identified as “Red Mountain Reservation” in Manning’s 1916 district plan, this geographically isolated stretch of ridge and valley […]

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NEW PANEL EXHIBITION OPENS AT UMASS AMHERST

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | Posted by

In February, the LALH traveling exhibition, A Genius for Place, makes its debut in a new format of free-standing panels at the W. E. B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, runs from February 3 through May 10. A public opening reception on March 5, […]

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