Archive for August, 2016

NEW NATURE ARTICLE: “GENIUSES OF PLACE”

Thursday, August 4, 2016 | Posted by

LALH vice-president Ethan Carr celebrates the three hundredth anniversary of Capability Brown’s birth and the centenary of the National Park Service (with help from Frederick Law Olmsted) in an article exploring “the complex and evolving cultural construction of ‘nature,’ its representations, its manifestations and its benefits.” Read More      

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NEW EXHIBITION: “THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE OF HARE & HARE”

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | Posted by

The father-and-son team of Sidney J. and S. Herbert Hare planned dozens of parks, residential grounds, and cities throughout the Midwest and beyond. A new exhibition at Ellis Library, University of Missouri, organized by LALH author Carol Grove, celebrates the significance of the Kansas-city based firm with material from the manuscript collection of the State […]

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SHIPMANIA!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | Posted by

When The Gardens of Ellen Biddle Shipman appeared in 1997, practically no one had heard of the Cornish-based garden designer, but soon “Shipmania” seized the landscape history world. Marveling at the impossibly lush flower borders of this self-taught practitioner–who was also a divorced mother of three–new audiences bought the book in droves. Long out of […]

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PRESERVATION HEROES: JEAN AND W. SCOTT PETERSON

Monday, August 1, 2016 | Posted by

When Jean and W. Scott Peterson purchased Tranquillity Farm in the 1980s, they understood that the Middlebury, Connecticut, property would be a challenge to steward, yet they appreciated the singular beauty of their twenty-five acres and all that it could become. Since then they have restored the ornamental farm’s rich cultural legacy, which includes designs […]

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