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Southern Highlands Reserve, Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Posted by

Southern Highlands Reserve, Lake Toxaway, North Carolina Lake Toxaway, approximately fifty miles southeast of Asheville, now surrounded by summer homes with docks and boat houses dotting the shoreline, was created at the turn of the last century, the first artificial lake built in the Appalachian Mountains. The tallest of the mountains that cradle this long […]

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Betty and Robert Balentine, Atlanta, Georgia (2017)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Posted by

Betty and Robert Balentine, Atlanta, Georgia (2017) One hundred and fifty miles north of Atlanta sits the town of Lake Toxaway, North Carolina, nestled atop the Appalachian’s storied Blue Ridge Mountains. With its mild climate and natural beauty, the region, which also includes the towns of Highlands, Cashiers, and Brevard, has been a retreat for […]

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JOHN NOLEN, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT AND CITY PLANNER GETS RAVE REVIEW

Monday, March 13, 2017 | Posted by

“Stephenson offers a richly developed biographical portrait of Nolen interwoven with a detailed discussion of his numerous planning projects. . . . The epilogue nicely ties Nolen’s work to current trends in the practice of city planning. The numerous color photographs make the book a visual delight and the excellent index makes referencing the book […]

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FLETCHER STEELE ARCHIVE ONLINE RESOURCES AVAILABLE

Monday, March 13, 2017 | Posted by

Jane Verostek, who oversees the Fletcher Steele Archives at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, recently completed an online finding aid for the collection. In addition to an inventory of the Moon Library’s extensive holdings, researchers will find a timeline of Steele’s life, digital photographs, and links to other archival sources.   http://libguides.esf.edu/steele For […]

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LANDSCAPES OF EXCLUSION WINS PRESTIGIOUS J. B. JACKSON AWARD

Monday, March 13, 2017 | Posted by

The Foundation for Landscape Studies has awarded the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize to Landscapes of Exclusion: State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South by William E. O’Brien! “O’Brien has completed a remarkable work of scholarship in landscape history that makes it possible for us, finally, to understand this formerly obscured, but clearly […]

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NEW RELEASE: JAMES ROSE

Monday, March 13, 2017 | Posted by

LALH and the University of Georgia Press are pleased to announce the publication of James Rose by Dean Cardasis, the second volume in the Masters of Modern Landscape Design series. “This is the book that the history of a half cen­tury of American landscape architecture is missing. We all owe a great debt to Dean […]

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The James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design: Maintaining Change Ridgewood, New Jersey (2016)

Sunday, November 20, 2016 | Posted by

The James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design: Maintaining Change Ridgewood, New Jersey Throughout his career, the landscape architect James Rose grappled with the seemingly contradictory idea of preserving change, and his home in Ridgewood, New Jersey, was a materialization of this concept—in Rose’s words, a “creative garden.” His goal was to design […]

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VIEW, Summer 2016, Number 16

Sunday, November 6, 2016 | Posted by

VIEW, Summer 2016, Number 16 A few highlights: Kelly Comras describes her experience securing the Ruth Shellhorn papers in the Department of Special Collections at UCLA’s Charles E. Young Research Library. The landscape architecture firm Mia Lehrer and Associates is profiled by Sarah Allaback, who describes the Southern California firm’s unique focus on community advocacy […]

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WORMSLOE PLANTATION NAMED ONE OF “THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN ALL 50 STATES”

Sunday, November 6, 2016 | Posted by

House Beautiful recently named Wormsloe Plantation, the ancestral home of LALH Preservation Hero Craig Barrow III, to its 2016 list of most beautiful places. Two years ago, LALH featured Wormsloe in a VIEWarticle honoring Barrow, who is also co-founder of the Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History. The historic plantation on the Isle of Hope near […]

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RUTH SHELLHORN: MIDCENTURY LANDSCAPE DESIGN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WINS BEST FILM AWARD AT THE MODESTO ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL

Sunday, November 6, 2016 | Posted by

The short documentary, based on the book by Kelly Comras and produced by LALH in association with Florentine Films/Hott Productions, won top honors at the 9th Annual Modesto Architecture Festival.  

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