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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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Central Park Hosts Morrison Lecture, LALH Film

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | Posted by

Central Park Hosts Morrison Lecture, LALH Film Native plants enthusiasts, transplanted Midwesterners pining for the prairie, and anyone curious about a naturalistic approach to landscape design will find much of interest at a lecture by Darrel Morrison, FASLA, and screening of the LALH film, Designing in the Prairie Spirit: A Conversation with Darrel Morrison. In the […]

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Landscapes of Exclusion Wins Coffin Grant

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | Posted by

Landscapes of Exclusion Wins Coffin Grant William E. O’Brien, associate professor of environmental studies at Florida Atlantic University, has received a 2013 David R. Coffin Publication Grant from the Foundation of Landscape Studies for the forthcoming book Landscapes of Exclusion: State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South, a volume in the LALH Designing the […]

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LALH Welcomes Sarah Allaback

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | Posted by

LALH Welcomes Sarah Allaback An architectural historian, Allaback previously worked for the Historic American Buildings Survey, the Historic American Engineering Record, and as a consultant for the National Park Service. She is the author of The First American Women Architects (University of Illinois Press, 2008), “Mission 66 Visitor Centers: The History of a Building Type” […]

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Monday, February 18, 2013 | Posted by

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