Archive for April, 2015

2015 FILM AWARD FROM THE SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS/THE BEST PLANNED CITY IN THE WORLD: OLMSTED, VAUX AND THE BUFFALO PARK SYSTEM

Monday, April 27, 2015 | Posted by

“Large urban-scale projects with multiple parts are not easy to grasp in person or from static images,” writes the jury. “One of the things the jury found most admirable about The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux and the Buffalo Park System is its demonstration that it is possible to convey the essential points of […]

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Apostle of Taste

Friday, April 24, 2015 | Posted by

Apostle of Taste Andrew Jackson Downing, 1815–1852 NEW Edition David Schuyler LALH/University of Massachusetts Press Paper $24.95 ISBN: 978-1-62534-000-0 To order: University of Massachusetts Press tel. 800-537-5487 Through his many books and in the pages of the Horticulturist, the nation’s first journal about landscape gardening, Andrew Jackson Downing (1815–1852) preached a gospel of taste, promoting a naturalistic style of […]

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EASTERN DESIGN IN A WESTERN LANDSCAPE: OLMSTED, RICHARDSON, AND THE AMES MONUMENT

Friday, April 3, 2015 | Posted by

Few people come upon the Ames Monument by chance. Isolated on the high plains, between Laramie and Cheyenne in southeastern Wyoming, the sixty-foot-high pyramid sits on a windswept knoll, eight thousand feet above sea level. Although not far from Interstate 80 (the pyramid is just visible, when driving westward), it defines its own precinct, seemingly […]

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