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HELP US PUBLISH A NEW BOOK!

Thursday, September 8, 2016 | Posted by

HELP US PUBLISH A NEW BOOK! A New Edition of The Gardens of Ellen Biddle Shipman The revised edition of the 1997 classic work by Judith B. Tankard will cover newly discovered gardens, in a larger format with an expansive new design, illustrated with new color photographs. Read more. . . . Donations above $100 will […]

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NEW NATURE ARTICLE: “GENIUSES OF PLACE”

Thursday, August 4, 2016 | Posted by

LALH vice-president Ethan Carr celebrates the three hundredth anniversary of Capability Brown’s birth and the centenary of the National Park Service (with help from Frederick Law Olmsted) in an article exploring “the complex and evolving cultural construction of ‘nature,’ its representations, its manifestations and its benefits.” Read More      

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NEW EXHIBITION: “THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE OF HARE & HARE”

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | Posted by

The father-and-son team of Sidney J. and S. Herbert Hare planned dozens of parks, residential grounds, and cities throughout the Midwest and beyond. A new exhibition at Ellis Library, University of Missouri, organized by LALH author Carol Grove, celebrates the significance of the Kansas-city based firm with material from the manuscript collection of the State […]

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SHIPMANIA!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | Posted by

When The Gardens of Ellen Biddle Shipman appeared in 1997, practically no one had heard of the Cornish-based garden designer, but soon “Shipmania” seized the landscape history world. Marveling at the impossibly lush flower borders of this self-taught practitioner–who was also a divorced mother of three–new audiences bought the book in droves. Long out of […]

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PRESERVATION HEROES: JEAN AND W. SCOTT PETERSON

Monday, August 1, 2016 | Posted by

When Jean and W. Scott Peterson purchased Tranquillity Farm in the 1980s, they understood that the Middlebury, Connecticut, property would be a challenge to steward, yet they appreciated the singular beauty of their twenty-five acres and all that it could become. Since then they have restored the ornamental farm’s rich cultural legacy, which includes designs […]

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The Sea Ranch, Sonoma County, California

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | Posted by

The Sea Ranch Sonoma County, California In the early 1960s, Oceanic Properties Inc. commissioned the landscape architect Lawrence Halprin to design a master plan for 5,000 acres of Sonoma County—a tract of land that took in the Pacific shoreline, meadows with hedgerows of Monterey Cypress, and a dense forest of pines, fir, and redwoods. Over […]

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Jean and W. Scott Peterson, Middlebury, Connecticut (2016)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | Posted by

Jean and W. Scott Peterson, Middlebury, Connecticut (2016) Walking the windswept hills of Tranquillity Farm, Scott and Jean Peterson talk about the historic landscape they have stewarded for more than three decades. The Petersons’ relationship with this place has been a source of deep satisfaction for them, as well as a process of growing insight […]

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VIEW 2016 MAILS IN JUNE

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | Posted by

VIEW 2016 will arrive in the mailboxes of LALH members early this summer. This issue features articles on Ruth Shellhorn’s legacy, the Los Angeles landscape architecture firm Mia Lehrer + Associates, the James Rose Center, Warren Manning’s environmental design methods, A J. Downing’s enduring influence, and many other subjects. If you’re not a member, join […]

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NEW LALH ADVISERS

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | Posted by

LALH is honored to have Robert E. Grese and Francis R. Kowsky join us as advisers. A professor of landscape architecture at the University of Michigan and director of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, Bob is the author of The Native Landscape Reader (LALH 2011) and the biographer of Jens Jensen. Frank Kowsky, SUNY Distinguished […]

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Vista Hermosa Natural Park, Los Angeles, California

Thursday, April 21, 2016 | Posted by

Vista Hermosa Natural Park Los Angeles, California, 2008 When the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority of Los Angeles (MRCA) commissioned the landscape architecture firm Mia Lehrer + Associates to design Vista Hermosa Natural Park, it asked the designers to create a “window to the mountains.” The park site was once part of El Pueblo de […]

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