Archive for May, 2014

2014 PRESERVATION HERO

Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Posted by

LALH has named Craig Barrow III of Savannah, Georgia, the 2014 Preservation Hero. “In his conscientious stewardship of his ancestral property, Wormsloe, Craig has demonstrated extraordinary respect for history as well as future generations,” said LALH Executive Director Robin Karson. Barrow said he was “overwhelmed by this honor.” Read the full profile of Barrow here or in […]

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FORTHCOMING: LANDSCAPES OF EXCLUSION

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Posted by

The state parks movement sought to expand public access to scenic places throughout the nation. But in the South, severe racial restrictions, known broadly as “Jim Crow” laws, barred African Americans from using state parks. When the New Deal of the 1930s spurred a massive wave of park expansion, the National Park Service built segregated […]

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HINTS FROM PRINCE PÜCKLER

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Posted by

A beautiful new edition of Hermann von Pückler-Muskau’s classic Hints on Landscape Gardening has just been released by Birkhäuser and the Foundation for Landscape Studies. The large-format volume includes the full set of lavish color prints originally published as a companion piece to the wry, highly opinionated text that took the landscape gardening world by […]

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Landscapes of Exclusion

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | Posted by

Landscapes of Exclusion: State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South William E. O’Brien University of Massachusetts Press in association with LALH Cloth $39.95 ISBN: 978-1-62534-155-6 To order: University of Massachusetts Press tel. 800-537-5487, fax 410-516-6998 A volume in the series Designing the American Park Winner, J. B. Jackson Book Prize from the Foundation for […]

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Charbrook, Princeton, Massachusetts

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | Posted by

Charbrook Princeton, Massachusetts In recent years, we have been slowly building a live+work model at Charbrook, in Princeton, Massachusetts, down the road from Stephen Stimson’s parents’ dairy farm. This 18-acre site is at the foothills of  Mount Wachusett and the Ware River watershed, and has become our home and an extension of our urban practice […]

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Craig Barrow III, Savannah, Georgia (2014)

Monday, May 12, 2014 | Posted by

Craig Barrow III, Savannah, Georgia (2014) Most Americans cannot imagine owning land that has been in the family since 1736. Nor can most imagine caring for it so that they can hand it on to the next generation. The gift of property with ancestral ties comes not only with this responsibility, but also with doubts. […]

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