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ORDER LALH BOOKS FROM OUR SPRING/SUMMER 2017 ONLINE CATALOG

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Posted by

The new catalog features forthcoming LALH titles as well as our backlist, with news of recent awards. Download the catalog from our website.

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VIEW: 25TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Posted by

VIEW 2017 will arrive in the mailboxes of LALH members this summer. This special twenty-fifth anniversary issue includes articles on the garden designs of Warren H. Manning and the contemporary practitioner Laurie Olin, Betty and Robert Balentine and the Southern Highlands Reserve, Preservation Legacy honoree Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, the impact of LALH books on beloved […]

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TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF LALH

Monday, August 14, 2017 | Posted by

Since 1992, LALH has carried out its mission of educating the public and motivating stewardship of significant places. Thank you to our members and to the many organizations that have supported us over the last twenty-five years. Thank you for helping us become the leading publisher of books that advance the study and practice of […]

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Southern Authors and Their Home Places: The Eudora Welty Garden and Rowan Oak, Mississippi (2017)

Sunday, July 30, 2017 | Posted by

Southern Authors and Their Home Places: The Eudora Welty Garden and Rowan Oak Mississippi When I joined the board of the Library of American Landscape History sixteen years ago, I fully expected to learn much. What my wife, Evelyn, and I never expected was to be inspired by LALH to aid two important landscapes in […]

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Rescuing Val Verde, Montecito, California (2017)

Sunday, July 30, 2017 | Posted by

Rescuing Val Verde Montecito, California There are few gardens I have known as captivating as Val Verde. At once understated and theatrical, natural and supernatural, organized yet unpredictable, the landscape acts as a bridge between man and nature, between the old world and the new. From my first visit to the garden in the early […]

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Jensen’s Masterpiece on Lake St. Clair: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan (2017)

Sunday, July 30, 2017 | Posted by

Jensen’s Masterpiece on Lake St. Clair: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan On November 1, 2016, the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House received notification from the U.S. Department of the Interior that the Grosse Pointe Shores estate had been awarded National Historic Landmark status. Remarkably, the date coincided with the Fords’ one […]

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The Gardens of Ellen Biddle Shipman and the Restoration of the Cummer Museum Gardens (2017)

Sunday, July 30, 2017 | Posted by

The Gardens of Ellen Biddle Shipman and the Restoration of the Cummer Museum Gardens Jacksonville, Florida In 1999, just after finishing my term as chair of the American Horticultural Society and moving to Florida, Robin Karson gave me a copy of The Gardens of Ellen Biddle Shipman. I was surprised to find Arthur Cummer, once […]

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Southern Highlands Reserve, Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Posted by

Southern Highlands Reserve, Lake Toxaway, North Carolina Lake Toxaway, approximately fifty miles southeast of Asheville, now surrounded by summer homes with docks and boat houses dotting the shoreline, was created at the turn of the last century, the first artificial lake built in the Appalachian Mountains. The tallest of the mountains that cradle this long […]

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Betty and Robert Balentine, Atlanta, Georgia (2017)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Posted by

Betty and Robert Balentine, Atlanta, Georgia (2017) One hundred and fifty miles north of Atlanta sits the town of Lake Toxaway, North Carolina, nestled atop the Appalachian’s storied Blue Ridge Mountains. With its mild climate and natural beauty, the region, which also includes the towns of Highlands, Cashiers, and Brevard, has been a retreat for […]

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JOHN NOLEN, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT AND CITY PLANNER GETS RAVE REVIEW

Monday, March 13, 2017 | Posted by

“Stephenson offers a richly developed biographical portrait of Nolen interwoven with a detailed discussion of his numerous planning projects. . . . The epilogue nicely ties Nolen’s work to current trends in the practice of city planning. The numerous color photographs make the book a visual delight and the excellent index makes referencing the book […]

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