Archive for 2015

HAPPPY SOLSTICE 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 | Posted by

Dear Friends of LALH, On this, the shortest day of the year, I wanted to share a photo taken last December, just as the winter sun was setting. I was in Madrid for an ICOMOS conference, meeting with representatives from Mexico, Italy, Japan, France, and other nations who had gathered to discuss heritage landscapes. How […]

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NEW RELEASE! LANDSCAPES OF EXCLUSION: STATE PARKS AND JIM CROW IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | Posted by

LALH and the University of Massachusetts Press are pleased to announce the publication of William E. O’Brien’s Landscapes of Exclusion: State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South, a volume in the series Designing the American Park. “O’Brien has completed a remarkable work of scholarship in landscape history that makes it possible for us, […]

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LALH BOOK FEATURED ON COVER OF UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESS CATALOG!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | Posted by

Read about our forthcoming book on Ruth Shellhorn and the LALH Masters of Modern Landscape Design series. Download the UGA Press Catalog here.    

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Finger Lakes Region State Parks, Ithaca, New York

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | Posted by

Finger Lakes Region State Parks Ithaca, New York, 1914 The environmental planner and landscape architect Warren H. Manning (1860–1938) designed suburbs, parks, campuses, and country estates throughout the nation, but nowhere is his legacy more apparent than the Finger Lakes region around Ithaca, New York. Manning first came to Ithaca in 1900 to design an […]

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FUNDRAISING SUCCESSFUL! RUTH SHELLHORN FILM WILL SCREEN NEXT SPRING!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | Posted by

In early September, LALH asked members and supporters to help fund a new LALH filmRuth Shellhorn: Midcentury Design in Southern California. Thanks to our generous donors, we reached our goal of $15,000! Next spring we will bring the story of Ruth Shellhorn to life with a twelve minute film documenting her nearly sixty-year career as a modernist […]

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NEW: APOSTLE OF TASTE: ANDREW JACKSON DOWNING, 1815–1852

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | Posted by

“The vast amount of visual evidence combines with the material and personal history of Downing to make Apostle of Taste a must for scholars of architectural and landscape history.” —Pennsylvania History In this compelling biography, issued with a new preface, David Schuyler explores the origins of the tastemaker’s ideas in English aesthetic theory and his efforts to adapt English […]

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BEST PLANNED CITY IN THE WORLD GETS A RAVE REVIEW

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | Posted by

“Buffalo seemed to have a future without limit as its residents looked westward. To the east, of course, it was doomed always to play second fiddle to its cross-state rival, New York. But Buffalo’s leaders, particularly in the business community, made the best of the situation by carefully studying some of the breakthroughs coming out […]

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ORDER BOOKS FROM LALH 2015 FALL/WINTER CATALOG

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | Posted by

The new LALH catalog features forthcoming titles Ruth Shellhorn, Warren H. Manning, Landscape Architect and Environmental Planner, and James Rose, as well as a complete backlist of all our books. Expand your library with reprints of the classic books that have shaped our understanding of the American landscape and its preservation. Download the catalog Read […]

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James Rose

Thursday, October 15, 2015 | Posted by

James Rose Dean Cardasis University of Georgia Press in association with LALH Forthcoming 2017 A volume in the Masters of Modern Landscape Design series James Rose, the first biography of this important landscape architect, examines the work of one of the most radical figures in the history of mid-century modernist American landscape design. An artist […]

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HELP US MAKE A MOVIE!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | Posted by

HELP US MAKE A MOVIE! We have one month to raise $15,000. Ruth Shellhorn: Midcentury Landscape Design in Southern California The first film about the landscape architect Ruth Shellhorn (1909–2006), who brought a modernist aesthetic and ecological perspective to projects from the UC Riverside campus to Disneyland. Donations above $100 will be listed in the film credits. Please make your […]

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