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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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Big Apple Hosts Premiere of Best Planned City Film

Thursday, September 5, 2013 | Posted by

Big Apple Hosts Premiere of Best Planned City Film Francis R. Kowsky’s new LALH book, The Best Planned City in the World, tells the story of  Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s park system for Buffalo—the most extensive  in the world. What better place to launch the new LALH short film than Central Park, where […]

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New Paperback, New Catalog a Click Away

Thursday, September 5, 2013 | Posted by

New Paperback, New Catalog a Click Away Next month, LALH launches its first electronic book catalog.  The new catalog will be published each spring and fall, in time for holiday giving. All “What’s New” subscribers will receive a copy—watch for an email in October. The premiere issue of the catalog features the new, paperback edition […]

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A Genius for Place Panel Exhibition Coming to UMass

Thursday, September 5, 2013 | Posted by

A Genius for Place Panel Exhibition Coming to UMass The new panel version of A Genius for Place exhibition will soon hit the road in a new, modular format. Designed to be flexibly configured, the exhibition can occupy 300 to 1,000 square feet, or more, perfect for public libraries, botanic gardens, and house museums. A […]

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What’s New at lalh.org

Thursday, September 5, 2013 | Posted by

What’s New at lalh.org With the page turn into September comes a new Place Study on the lalh.org website. The place: Yellowknife, in subarctic Canada. Learn how landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander accomplished her “invisible mending” in the fragile terrain surrounding the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly Building. Photographs by Etta Gerdes capture the region’s ethereal light. More […]

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Landmark Recognition of Steele’s Camden Amphitheatre: It Began With a Book / Camden, Maine (2013)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | Posted by

Landmark Recognition of Steele’s Camden Amphitheatre: It Began With a Book Camden, Maine In early March, the U. S. Department of the Interior and National Park Service announced that the Camden (Maine) Amphitheatre and Public Library was among Thirteen newly designated National Historic Landmarks. The news that the amphitheater had received the nation’s highest level […]

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Boston’s Charles River Esplanade (2013)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | Posted by

Boston’s Charles River Esplanade Boston, Massachusetts In June 1931, the Boston-based landscape architect Arthur A. Shurcliff (1870–1957) finished the first of several plans to enhance the linear riverfront park along the Charles River Basin. As a member of a commission assigned to investigate how the bland parkland could be improved for recreation, Shurcliff had pondered the design for three […]

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Olmsted and Vaux’s Riverside: Pitching In To Preserve A Historic Landscape / Riverside, Illinois (2013)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | Posted by

Olmsted and Vaux’s Riverside: Pitching In To Preserve A Historic Landscape (2013) Riverside, Illinois In his ten years of living in Riverside, Illinois, one of America’s earliest planned communities, Tim Ozga has seen local residents’ awareness of its history grow. Laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1869, on the heels of their success with Central and Prospect […]

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | Posted by

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LALH Names 2013 Preservation Hero

Monday, July 15, 2013 | Posted by

LALH Names 2013 Preservation Hero “For working to restore the Olmsted and Vaux park system in Buffalo, N.Y., during trying times . . . . For understanding that parks remain crucial to human well-being in urban life . . . . For using restored parks to bring back neighborhood pride and civic involvement . . […]

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