Archive for April, 2016

VIEW 2016 MAILS IN JUNE

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | Posted by

VIEW 2016 will arrive in the mailboxes of LALH members early this summer. This issue features articles on Ruth Shellhorn’s legacy, the Los Angeles landscape architecture firm Mia Lehrer + Associates, the James Rose Center, Warren Manning’s environmental design methods, A J. Downing’s enduring influence, and many other subjects. If you’re not a member, join […]

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NEW LALH ADVISERS

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | Posted by

LALH is honored to have Robert E. Grese and Francis R. Kowsky join us as advisers. A professor of landscape architecture at the University of Michigan and director of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, Bob is the author of The Native Landscape Reader (LALH 2011) and the biographer of Jens Jensen. Frank Kowsky, SUNY Distinguished […]

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Vista Hermosa Natural Park, Los Angeles, California

Thursday, April 21, 2016 | Posted by

Vista Hermosa Natural Park Los Angeles, California, 2008 When the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority of Los Angeles (MRCA) commissioned the landscape architecture firm Mia Lehrer + Associates to design Vista Hermosa Natural Park, it asked the designers to create a “window to the mountains.” The park site was once part of El Pueblo de […]

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VIEW, Summer 2015, Number 15

Thursday, April 21, 2016 | Posted by

VIEW, Summer 2015, Number 15 A few highlights: William E. O’Brien, author of Landscapes of Exclusion, and R. Bruce Stephenson, biographer of John Nolen, document racism in the planning of state parks and city planning. Elizabeth Barlow Rogers interviews landscape architect Gary Hilderbrand about his recent work at the Clark Art Institute. You can see […]

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NOW SHOWING: RUTH SHELLHORN: MIDCENTURY LANDSCAPE DESIGN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Thursday, April 21, 2016 | Posted by

The latest LALH film, Ruth Shellhorn, is now available online! Based on the scholarship from Kelly Comras’s book, the new film tells the story of the modernist landscape architect Ruth Shellhorn and her contribution to the “Southern California experience.” Like other films in the North America by Design series, Ruth Shellhorn was produced by LALH […]

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NEW RELEASE: RUTH SHELLHORN

Thursday, April 21, 2016 | Posted by

LALH and the University of Georgia Press are pleased to announce the publication of Kelly Comras’s Ruth Shellhorn, the first volume in the Masters of Modern Landscape Design series. “Kelly Comras’s book on Ruth Shellhorn will, at long last, put her in proper perspective as an important pioneer in landscape design and plan­ning in California. […]

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