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Buffalo Park System, Buffalo, New York

Thursday, February 7, 2013 | Posted by

Buffalo Park System, Buffalo, New York At the Philadelphia Centennial in 1876, Frederick Law Olmsted displayed a map of Buffalo accompanied by a series of delicate watercolors he had commissioned to illustrate the Buffalo Park System:  scenes of the Terrace at the Front, Spire Head House, and the Parade, among four other views. The text […]

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New Bits and Hot Bytes at LALH.org

Monday, January 14, 2013 | Posted by

New Bits and Hot Bytes at LALH.org With each passing month LALH.org is hitting a new stride—another new film, a dedicated YouTube channel, rotating bloggers, and more frequent postings of this LALH e-newsletter. Watch for a new Place Study, featuring the Buffalo Park System, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The subject of […]

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“Dearest Nettie . . . .”

Monday, January 14, 2013 | Posted by

“Dearest Nettie . . . .” During his frequent travels to project sites across the country, Warren Manning wrote hundreds of letters to his wife, Henrietta Hamblin Pratt Manning—“Nettie,” to him. In his unpublished autobiography, he wrote that she was “the daughter of a leading citizen and business man,” and, as his spouse, “was not […]

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Wormsloe Foundation, Billings Book—A Match Made in History

Monday, January 14, 2013 | Posted by

Wormsloe Foundation, Billings Book—A Match Made in History Progress on the forthcoming LALH book about railroad tycoon/ philanthropist/ conservationist Frederick Billings (1823–1890) recently gathered steam, propelled by a $12,500 grant from the Wormsloe Foundation. The book appears in the LALH series Critical Studies in the History of Environmental Design, which examines the conversion of land […]

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Modern Landscape Design Conference to Launch New Series

Monday, January 14, 2013 | Posted by

Modern Landscape Design Conference to Launch Series “Our grave is on axis in a Beaux Arts cemetery,” wrote the modernist landscape architect James C. Rose (1913–1991). Always the gleeful iconoclast, Rose, with Harvard classmates Dan Kiley (1912–2004) and Garrett Eckbo (1910–2000) bucked Beaux Arts formalism in the 1930s to explore the spatial and artistic forms […]

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Antonia Adezio’s Gift

Monday, January 14, 2013 | Posted by

Antonia Adezio’s Gift When the founding executive director of the Garden Conservancy, Antonia Adezio, stepped down in December after twenty-three years, she left more than a hundred conserved gardens, a national membership organization with a network of engaged volunteers, a thriving Open Days program, a West Coast base in the San Francisco Bay Area, and […]

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New Directions in the American Landscape Winter Conference

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | Posted by

New Directions in the American Landscape Winter Conference Heads up, landscape architects, garden designers, and home gardeners interested in designing with native plants: Don’t miss the 24th-annual New Directions in the American Landscape Winter Conference, coming up in January.  Under the theme “Critical Interactions: Ecological Research into Landscape Design,” this year’s program includes the LALH […]

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VIEW, Summer 2012, Number 12

Thursday, November 1, 2012 | Posted by

VIEW, Summer 2012, Number 12 A few highlights: In this issue of VIEW, we feature our new Designing the American Park series, to be ushered in next spring The Best Planned City in the World by Francis R. Kowsky. Series editor Ethan Carr, a landscape architect and historian who also serves on the LALH Board […]

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A Buffalo Neighborhood Renews Its Olmsted Legacy (2012)

Thursday, October 11, 2012 | Posted by

A Buffalo Neighborhood Renews Its Olmsted Legacy (2012) Humboldt Park, Buffalo, New York When Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux began work on the nation’s first comprehensive municipal park system in 1869, Buffalo was the eighth largest city in the country and one of the busiest ports on earth. Functioning as the gateway to the Midwest […]

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Indiana University’s Woodland Campus (2012)

Thursday, October 11, 2012 | Posted by

Indiana University’s Woodland Campus (2012) Dunn’s Woods, Bloomington, Indiana Indiana University was already sixty-two years old when it moved from its original location in Bloomington in 1884, after fire devastated its previous facilities. The heart of the new campus was a twenty-acre beech and maple forest, Dunn’s Woods, then on the city’s eastern edge. A […]

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