Archive for 2014

LALH AT MARSH-BILLINGS-ROCKEFELLER NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Posted by

LALH is in Woodstock, Vermont, at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park this week, with landscape photographer Carol Betsch, taking photographs for the forthcoming “100 Years of Design on the Land,” an exhibition of forty-five photographs from LALH books: December 15, 2014–March 6, 2015, 1285 Gallery, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York City. The park encompasses […]

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JAMES ROSE CENTER HOSTS SUBURBIA TRANSFORMED 3.0

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Posted by

“One Garden at a Time: Exploring the Aesthetics of Landscape Experience in an Age of Sustainability” was the theme of this competition for landscape architects, designers, and students sponsored by the James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Winning designs by three students and six professionals flow loosely from the modernist […]

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A GENIUS FOR PLACE EXHIBITION ON THE MOVE

Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Posted by

The LALH touring panel exhibition, A Genius for Place, opens at the Jones Library, Amherst, Mass., with a public reception on Thursday, September 4 at 6:30 p.m. LALH Executive Director Robin Karson will introduce the short documentary film Fletcher Steele and Naumkeag: A Playground of the Imagination at 7 p.m. A Genius for Place runs through September 28 and is open to […]

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COMING NEXT MONTH: ARTHUR A. SHURCLIFF AND THE CREATION OF THE COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG LANDSCAPE

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | Posted by

Arthur Asahel Shurcliff (1870–1957) worked in the office of Frederick Law Olmsted in Brookline, Massachusetts, for more than seven years before establishing a regional practice. An idiosyncratic and brilliant designer, Shurcliff prepared plans for towns surrounding Boston and for several industrial communities. He designed recreational spaces in and around Boston, including significant aspects of the Franklin Park Zoo […]

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SPRING/SUMMER CATALOG ONLINE

Monday, July 7, 2014 | Posted by

The 2014 spring/summer 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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VIEW IS OUT

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Posted by

Just in time for beach reading, the 2014 issue of VIEW has landed in the mailboxes of LALH members. Topics in the new issue range from the academic value of landscape history to John Nolen’s legacy for New Urbanist planners. Because LALH shares each issue with organizations whose interests are reflected in the contents, members […]

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The Wormsloe Institute: Exploring the Landscape in Layers / Savannah, Georgia (2014)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Posted by

The Wormsloe Institute: Exploring the Landscape in Layers Savannah, Georgia Perhaps it is her experience piloting a research submarine that leads Sarah Ross to approach landscape history from underground. “Landscape demands this approach,” says Ross, president and director of the Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History. Although Ross did use a sub to to map the […]

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John Nolen’s Union Park Gardens: Where Neighborliness Abounds / Wilmington, Delaware (2014)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Posted by

John Nolen’s Union Park Gardens: Where Neighborliness Abounds Wilmington, Delaware “Visitors from other parts of the city often tell us that they never knew this neighborhood was here. I had the same reaction the first time I came to see Union Park Gardens—it’s a refreshing surprise,” says Brian McDerby, a state trooper who has lived […]

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VIEW, Summer 2014, Number 14

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Posted by

VIEW, Summer 2014, Number 14 A few highlights: Arthur A. Shurcliff and John Nolen biographers Elizabeth Hope Cushing and R. Bruce Stephenson share insights about their subjects’ lives and work. Lauren Stimson delves into the practice of Stephen Stimson Associates, a landscape architecture firm based in Cambridge and Princeton (Massachusetts), whose designs are enlivened by a deep response […]

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VIEW 2014 IN THE MAIL!

Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Posted by

VIEW ships next week! Read about this issue at lalh.org/magazine. VIEW is the annual news magazine of LALH, published each summer and mailed to thousands of individuals, organizations, and libraries. Featuring articles about recently published and forthcoming LALH books, VIEW also profiles the preservation successes that LALH books inspire. LALH supporters receive a print subscription of VIEW as a benefit of […]

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