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LALH LAUNCHES BOOK CATALOG

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | Posted by

The first issue of the LALH catalog is now available. Look for a new issue each spring and fall on the books page.

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LALH Elects New President

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | Posted by

LALH Elects New President In October, the LALH board of directors elected Daniel J. Nadenicek, ASLA, Dean of the College of Environmental Design at the University of Georgia, as its new president. “Dan is a highly respected author and landscape studies scholar, and he has been an engaged board member and advocate for LALH for […]

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Photographing New York State Waterfalls

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | Posted by

Photographing New York State Waterfalls Fearing that the galloping growth of American cities and industry would consume unique natural scenery, landscape architect Warren H. Manning (1860–1938) persuaded his wealthy clients Robert H. and Laura Treman of Ithaca, New York, to conserve a number of waterfalls and gorges for future generations. In a short time, these […]

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Lecture and Film Premiere: SRO for Buffalo

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | Posted by

Lecture and Film Premiere: SRO for Buffalo In late October, a standing-room-only crowd turned out at The Arsenal in Central Park for a lecture and premiere of the film The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System. LALH and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation cohosted […]

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Olmsted Papers Volume VIII Has Landed

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | Posted by

Olmsted Papers Volume VIII Has Landed Ethan Carr, FASLA, associate professor of landscape architecture at University of Massachusetts Amherst and one of the nation’s leading Olmsted scholars, edited the most recent volume of the Frederick Law Olmsted Papers, published in early November. Volume VIII: The Early Boston Years, 1882–1890, chronicles a significant period in Olmsted’s […]

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Join LALH at ASLA Expo, Get New Member Bonus

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | Posted by

Join LALH at ASLA Expo, Get New Member Bonus Stop by booth #314 on November 16–17 at the 2013 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Boston. Become a member of LALH on the spot and get a $10 discount on any LALH book in the ASLA bookstore across the aisle. It’s all happening at the Boston Convention […]

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REMEMBERING JAMES VAN SWEDEN (1935 – 2013)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | Posted by

Landscape architect and LALH advisor James van Sweden, FASLA, died September 20 at his home in Washington, D.C., at age 78.  Along with his partner, Wolfgang Oehme, co-founder of Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, van Sweden designed public gardens, parks, memorials, private gardens, and campuses. Legions of landscape architects and home gardeners adopted the firm’s style, which […]

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VIEW, Summer 2013, Number 13

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 | Posted by

VIEW, Summer 2013, Number 13 A few highlights: In this issue, our most wide-ranging yet, we feature articles related to our new book, Community by Design, a study of the Olmsted firm’s impact on the wealthy Boston suburb of Brookline. We follow the thread of planning in the twentieth century along many diverse routes, including the […]

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Legislative Assembly Building & Capital Site, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

Monday, September 9, 2013 | Posted by

Legislative Assembly Building & Capital Site, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada The landscape design for the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly Building in Yellowknife presented landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander with unique challenges. Yellowknife is 250 miles south of the Arctic Circle, a remote part of Canada where the plant hardiness zone is zero.  Responding to the limitations […]

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Indy Conference Illuminates Modernist Masters

Thursday, September 5, 2013 | Posted by

Indy Conference Illuminates Modernist Masters At the September LALH conference, Masters of Modern Landscape Design, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), presenters discussed the work of modernist landscape architects including the relatively famous rebels—Garrett Eckbo, Dan Kiley, and James Rose—and others less well known, such as A. E. Bye and Ruth Shellhorn. For several presenters and participants, […]

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