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Can Pastoral Beauty Heal the Mind? / Northern State Hospital, Sedro-Woolley, Washington (2009)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 | Posted by

Can Pastoral Beauty Heal the Mind? (2009) Northern State Hospital, Sedro-Woolley, Washington “For most of the twentieth century, Northern State Hospital was one of three state hospitals in Washington for the mentally ill, and the only one with a farm,” says Mary McGoffin, a school nurse in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. “When Northern State closed in 1973, its […]

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Use and Beauty at the Mission House / Stockbridge, Massachusetts (2010)

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Use and Beauty at the Mission House (2010) The Mission House, Stockbridge, Massachusetts “In my ignorance I thought it would be a simple thing to move a house, put it in the middle of the lot, plant grass about it and open it to the public,” wrote Mabel Choate, in a 1932 article for her garden […]

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Caring for a Modernist Masterpiece / The Irwin Miller Garden, Columbus, Indiana (2010)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 | Posted by

Caring for a Modernist Masterpiece (2010) The Irwin Miller Garden, Columbus, Indiana  “Dan Kiley told Mrs. Miller that he considered it his best design,” says Mark Zelonis, Ruth Lilly Deputy Director of Environmental & Historic Preservation at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Admirers of Kiley (1912–2004), one of the most significant landscape architects of the twentieth […]

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Planting Acorns for Lincoln / Lincoln Memorial Garden, Springfield, Illinois (2011)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 | Posted by

Planting Acorns for Lincoln (2011) Lincoln Memorial Garden, Springfield, Illinois In 1936, Harriet Knudson, a native of Springfield, Illinois, and a member of the Springfield Civic Garden Club, envisioned a living memorial to Abraham Lincoln: a garden composed only of plants native to Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois, the three states in which Lincoln lived. Knudson secured the […]

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Introduction

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 | Posted by

A GENIUS FOR PLACE: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era Beginning in the late nineteenth century, new fortunes in the United States made it possible for many city-dwellers to commission country estates. Wealthy industrialists could work in town, and, by train or automobile, escape deteriorating urban centers to enjoy healthy air and breathtaking scenery, […]

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Landscape for Living

Thursday, March 8, 2012 | Posted by

Landscape for Living Garret Eckbo Reprint of the 1950 edition, with a new introduction by David C. Streatfield ASLA Centennial Reprint Series Published by University of Massachusetts Press in association with LALH Cloth $39.95 2009 ISBN: 978-1-55849-696-5 To order: University of Massachusetts Press, tel. 800-537-5487, fax 410-516-6998 Garrett Eckbo (1910–1996) was one of the most highly respected […]

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Country Life

Thursday, March 8, 2012 | Posted by

Country Life: A Handbook of Agriculture, Horticulture, and Landscape Gardening Robert Morris Copeland Reprint of the 1859 edition, with a new introduction by William H. Tishler ASLA Centennial Reprint Series Published by University of Massachusetts Press in association with LALH Cloth $49.95 2009 ISBN: 978-1-55849-694-1 To order: University of Massachusetts Press tel. 800-537-5487, fax 410-516-6998 Robert Morris […]

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Book of Landscape Gardening

Thursday, March 8, 2012 | Posted by

Book of Landscape Gardening Frank A. Waugh Reprint of the 1926 edition, with a new introduction by Linda Flint McClelland ASLA Centennial Reprint Series Published by University of Massachusetts Press in association with LALH Fall 2007 Cloth $34.95 ISBN: 978-1-55849-521-0 To order: University of Massachusetts Press tel. 800-537-5487, fax 410-516-6998 In 1903, Frank Albert Waugh (1869–1943) founded […]

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New Towns for Old

Thursday, March 8, 2012 | Posted by

New Towns for Old John Nolen Reprint of 1927 edition, with a new introduction by Charles D. Warren ASLA Centennial Reprint Series Published by University of Massachusetts Press in association with LALH Cloth $34.95 2005 ISBN: 978-1-55849-480-0 To order: University of Massachusetts Press  tel. 800-537-5487, fax 410-516-6998   John Nolen (1869-1937) was a pioneer in the development of […]

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Landscape Architecture, as Applied to the Wants of the West

Thursday, March 8, 2012 | Posted by

Landscape Architecture, as Applied to the Wants of the West; with an Essay on Forest Planting on the Great Plains H. W. S. Cleveland Reprint of 1873 edition, with a new introduction by Daniel J. Nadenicek and Lance M. Neckar ASLA Centennial Reprint Series Published by University of Massachusetts Press in association with LALH Cloth $29.95 […]

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