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John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 | Posted by

John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner  R. Bruce Stephenson University of Massachusetts Press in association with LALH Cloth $39.95 ISBN: 978-1-62534-079-5 To order: University of Massachusetts Press tel. 800-537-5487, fax 410-516-6998 Winner, J. B. Jackson Book Prize from the Foundation for Landscape Studies John Nolen (1869 – 1937) studied economics, philosophy, and public administration at the […]

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Arthur A. Shurcliff

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 | Posted by

Arthur A. Shurcliff:  Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape Elizabeth Hope Cushing University of Massachusetts Press in association with LALH Cloth $39.95 August 2014 ISBN: 978-1-62534-039-9 To order: University of Massachusetts Press tel. 800-537-5487, fax 410-516-6998 A volume in the series Designing the American Park. In 1928, the landscape architect Arthur A. Shurcliff (1870–1957) began what became […]

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New Life for Farrand’s Last Garden / Garland Farm, Bar Harbor, Maine (2008)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | Posted by

New Life for Farrand’s Last Garden (2008) Garland Farm, Bar Harbor, Maine “Normally designs get grander and grander at the end of a designer’s life, but Beatrix Farrand did the opposite at Garland Farm,” says Patrick Chassé, a landscape architect and board member of the Beatrix Farrand Society. The society manages the property in Bar […]

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John Franklin Miller, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan (2008)

Thursday, March 15, 2012 | Posted by

John Franklin Miller, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan (2008) John Franklin Miller first experienced the complexity of preserving historic landscapes while serving at Hampton National Historic Site, a Georgian mansion and landscape in Baltimore. “There were landscapes representing three periods in the property’s history, from eighteenth-century formal gardens to Victorian parterres to an English lawn,” recalls Miller, […]

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Naumkeag Extolled (2008)

Thursday, March 15, 2012 | Posted by

Naumkeag Extolled (2008) Naumkeag, Stockbridge, Massachusetts In October 2007 the staff and friends of Naumkeag, the former Joseph and Caroline Choate estate in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, celebrated its designation as a National Historic Landmark, the highest federal recognition of a historic property. The status acknowledged the historical significance of the Choate family, the McKim, Mead & White […]

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Dumbarton Oaks Library Treads Lightly on the Landscape (2008)

Thursday, March 15, 2012 | Posted by

Dumbarton Oaks Library Treads Lightly on the Landscape (2008) Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C. For about eighteen months spanning 1999 and 2000, officials at Dumbarton Oaks, an international research institution affiliated with Harvard University, considered building a new library underneath part of the property’s Beatrix Farrand–designed landscape. Although no one disputed the need for a new library at […]

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Water, Time, and Vision at Stan Hywet (2008)

Thursday, March 15, 2012 | Posted by

Water, Time, and Vision at Stan Hywet (2008) Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron, Ohio In the sloping tract of orchards, open fields, wetlands, and woodlands purchased by Frank and Gertrude Seiberling, Warren H. Manning (1860–1938) immediately recognized opportunities to capture expansive views of wildness and create tranquil garden retreats. But what excited him most was […]

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Kellam de Forest, Santa Barbara, California (2009)

Thursday, March 15, 2012 | Posted by

Kellam de Forest, Santa Barbara, California (2009) “He was one of the first to really embrace the native landscape in California,” says Kellam de Forest about his father, the landscape architect Lockwood de Forest Jr. (1896–1949). “Prior to my father there was much more emphasis on water-intensive Beaux-Arts landscapes. Father didn’t feel they fit the […]

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Landscape Preservation on a Forest Scale / Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, Vermont (2009)

Thursday, March 15, 2012 | Posted by

Landscape Preservation on a Forest Scale (2009) Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, Vermont “What does historic landscape preservation mean when applied to a working forest of 555 acres?” asks Rolf Diamant, superintendent of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, in Woodstock,Vermont. Planted in 1874, the forest in question, which covers less than half of this former country […]

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Parsons Park Rebounds / St. Nicholas Park, New York City (2009)

Thursday, March 15, 2012 | Posted by

Parsons Park Rebounds (2009) St. Nicholas Park, New York City  “A dominant note must be followed with a harmonious treatment, a high hill made higher, a rugged slope more rugged, a deep valley made deeper, thus invariably following nature’s lead,” Samuel Parsons Jr. wrote about his 1906 design for St. Nicholas Park in New York City’s […]

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