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WISTARIAHURST TO HOST A GENIUS FOR PLACE PANEL EXHIBITION

Thursday, April 3, 2014 | Posted by

On Sunday, May 18, the LALH panel exhibition, A Genius for Place, opens at Wistariahurst historic house museum (238 Cabot St.) in Holyoke, Mass., with a public reception at 1:00 p.m. The show runs through August 18 and is open to the public during the museum’s regular visitor hours. Visit the Wistariahurst website or call 413-322-5660.

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FOR LALH, A PRODUCTIVE SEASON

Thursday, March 27, 2014 | Posted by

Long, cold winters can be great incubators of indoor projects. Such was the case for LALH: • Authors and editors will soon send two new books to press, John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner by R. Bruce Stephenson, and Arthur A. Shurcliff: Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape by Elizabeth […]

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OLMSTED DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES IN MASSACHUSETTS

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | Posted by

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America, a long-awaited documentary about America’s most influential landscape architect, premieres next month in Olmsted’s adopted home state of Massachusetts. LALH Executive Director Robin Karson and LALH Vice President Ethan Carr consulted on the one-hour film for filmmakers Larry Hott and Diane Garey of Florentine Films/Hott Productions, which coproduced it with […]

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FULL CIRCLE: UGA HOSTS LALH EXHIBITION

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | Posted by

From March 20 to April 28, the University of Georgia hosts a new LALH exhibition, Writing the Landscape: Books, Films, and Exhibits from the Library of American Landscape History. On view at the Circle Gallery, College of Environment + Design in Athens, the exhibition constitutes an LALH retrospective of sorts, featuring highlights from the body of work […]

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BEST PLANNED CITY PHOTO EXHIBITION BY ANDY OLENICK

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | Posted by

An exhibition of photographs by Andy Olenick, runs through April 30 at the Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center in the Market Arcade (617 Main St.). The show features photos of Buffalo’s Olmsted park system and other projects in the city that Olmsted and his associates designed. For more information call 716-852-2356 or click on visitbuffaloniagara.com. Olenick’s photographs appear in […]

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NEW YEAR, NEW WORKS FROM LALH

Thursday, January 23, 2014 | Posted by

LALH has two new books and a new film in development, slated for release in 2014—watch the lalh.org/blog for dates: Arthur A. Shurcliff:  Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape, a book by Elizabeth Hope Cushing, examines how various influences on landscape architect Arthur A. Shurcliff (1870–1957)—his early years in Boston, his training, and […]

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LALH BOOKS WIN FLS AWARDS

Thursday, January 23, 2014 | Posted by

Two LALH books—one recently published and one forthcoming—received awards from the Foundation for Landscape Studies: The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System (2013) by Francis R. Kowsky, was recognized with the FLS J. B. Jackson Book Prize. Past recipients of the prestigious prize include Mission 66 and A […]

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NOW SHOWING: THE BEST PLANNED CITY IN THE WORLD

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | Posted by

The latest LALH film, The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System, is now available online! Based on scholarship from Francis R. Kowsky’s book , the new film tells the story of the nation’s first park system. Like other films in the North America by Design series, The Best Planned City […]

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Mountain Brook Estates, Mountain Brook, Alabama

Monday, January 20, 2014 | Posted by

Mountain Brook Estates, Mountain Brook, Alabama Excerpted from the forthcoming LALH book on Warren H. Manning. Reverence for place was central in Warren Manning’s approach to developing the residential subdivision of Mountain Brook Estates, south of Birmingham. Identified as “Red Mountain Reservation” in Manning’s 1916 district plan, this geographically isolated stretch of ridge and valley […]

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NEW PANEL EXHIBITION OPENS AT UMASS AMHERST

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | Posted by

In February, the LALH traveling exhibition, A Genius for Place, makes its debut in a new format of free-standing panels at the W. E. B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, runs from February 3 through May 10. A public opening reception on March 5, […]

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