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A Genius for Place, paperback

Monday, June 10, 2013 | Posted by

A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era Robin Karson Published by University of Massachusetts Press in association with LALH ISBN (paper): 978-1-62534-048-1 Paperback $29.95 Cloth $39.95 To order: University of Massachusetts Press tel. 800-537-5487, fax 410-516-6998   Winner, 2009 J. B. Jackson Book Prize from the Foundation for Landscape Studies “The most important book […]

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Best Planned City Slated for June Release

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | Posted by

Best Planned City Slated for June Release On the heels of Community by Design, published in April, comes the first book in the LALH Designing the American Park series, The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System by Francis R. Kowsky. Beginning in 1868, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert […]

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A Gift for Naumkeag’s Landscape

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | Posted by

A Gift for Naumkeag’s Landscape The Trustees of Reservations, a nonprofit preservation and conservation organization in Massachusetts, recently received a $1 million challenge grant to be spent solely on restoring the landscape at Naumkeag—the Choate estate in Stockbridge, a National Historic Landmark property owned and managed by The Trustees. The Trustees must raise a match […]

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Happy Birthday, FLO: Celebrating a Landscape Legacy

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | Posted by

Happy Birthday, FLO: Celebrating a Landscape Legacy April 24 saw a ripple of events throughout the country marking the 191st birthday anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903). Noteworthy among them was the opening of the newly restored garden at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida, designed by Olmsted Brothers in the […]

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Exhibition Traces Designers’ Dreams for Australia’s “Ideal City”

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | Posted by

Exhibition Traces Designers’ Dreams for Australia’s “Ideal City” A decade after Australia’s official federation in 1901, the government launched an international competition for the design of its new capital, Canberra—an “ideal city” that would reflect the new country’s aspirations. In 1912, the government declared a winner: Walter Burley Griffin, a Chicago-based architect and landscape architect. […]

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September Conference Celebrates Rebels with a Cause

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | Posted by

September Conference Celebrates Rebels with a Cause Whether they created public plazas or private retreats, each of the eight landscape architects featured in the LALH conference “Masters of Modern Landscape Design” asserted a distinct artistic vision. What they shared, from Dan Kiley and Garrett Eckbo to Ruth Shellhorn and Lawrence Halprin, was assertiveness itself—the boldness […]

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Warren H. Manning

Thursday, April 18, 2013 | Posted by

Warren H. Manning, Landscape Architect and Environmental Planner Edited by Robin Karson, Jane Roy Brown, and Sarah Allaback Featuring new photographs by Carol Betsch University of Georgia Press in association with LALH Cloth $39.95 ISBN 978-0-8203-5066-0   To order: University of Georgia Press tel. 1-800-848-6224 A volume in the series Critical Perspectives in the History of Environmental Design […]

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Time for a New VIEW

Thursday, April 11, 2013 | Posted by

Time for a New VIEW In June LALH members will receive the 2013 issue of VIEW—and make no mistake, this is the largest and most comprehensive issue to date. Don’t miss out on articles on topics such as the new LALH book Community by Design, a study of the Olmsted firm’s impact on the Boston suburb […]

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LALH Launches Community by Design

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | Posted by

LALH Launches Community by Design In 1883, Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. moved from New York City to Brookline, Massachusetts, a Boston suburb that persistently resisted annexation by the nearby metropolis. For the next half century, the Olmsted firm served as the dominant force in the planned development of this rural enclave and received more than […]

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Steele’s Amphitheater Becomes National Historic Landmark

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | Posted by

Steele’s Amphitheater Becomes National Historic Landmark On Monday, March 11th, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior announced that Camden Amphitheater, one of Fletcher Steele’s few public projects, is one of the thirteen National Historic Landmarks designated this year.  The outdoor theater lies behind the Camden Public Library, overlooking the harbor on West Penobscot Bay. It […]

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