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NEW RELEASE: RUTH SHELLHORN

Thursday, April 21, 2016 | Posted by

LALH and the University of Georgia Press are pleased to announce the publication of Kelly Comras’s Ruth Shellhorn, the first volume in the Masters of Modern Landscape Design series. “Kelly Comras’s book on Ruth Shellhorn will, at long last, put her in proper perspective as an important pioneer in landscape design and plan­ning in California. […]

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SHELLHORN: SNEAK PREVIEW

Monday, March 7, 2016 | Posted by

From the Library of American Landscape History and UGA Press Take an early look at the forthcoming book and documentary film on modernist landscape architect Ruth Shellhorn. To preview the book: About the book: Available April 1, 2016 Ruth Shellhorn by Kelly Comras This is the first book to examine the work of this modernist […]

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LALH BOOK WINS J.B. JACKSON PRIZE

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | Posted by

The Foundation for Landscape Studies has awarded the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize to John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner by R. Bruce Stephenson.                

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JOHN NOLEN’S ADVICE OFFERED TO ORLANDO PLANNERS

Monday, January 25, 2016 | Posted by

Planners Could Use Highway Makeover to Design a More Humane Orlando Op-ed, Next City January 19, 2016 The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is overseeing “I-4 Ultimate,” a $2.1 billion “makeover” of a 21-mile stretch of a busy freeway that runs through downtown Orlando. The agency claims adding lanes and re-engineering interchanges will improve the economy while […]

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HAPPPY SOLSTICE 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 | Posted by

Dear Friends of LALH, On this, the shortest day of the year, I wanted to share a photo taken last December, just as the winter sun was setting. I was in Madrid for an ICOMOS conference, meeting with representatives from Mexico, Italy, Japan, France, and other nations who had gathered to discuss heritage landscapes. How […]

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NEW RELEASE! LANDSCAPES OF EXCLUSION: STATE PARKS AND JIM CROW IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | Posted by

LALH and the University of Massachusetts Press are pleased to announce the publication of William E. O’Brien’s Landscapes of Exclusion: State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South, a volume in the series Designing the American Park. “O’Brien has completed a remarkable work of scholarship in landscape history that makes it possible for us, […]

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LALH BOOK FEATURED ON COVER OF UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESS CATALOG!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | Posted by

Read about our forthcoming book on Ruth Shellhorn and the LALH Masters of Modern Landscape Design series. Download the UGA Press Catalog here.    

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Finger Lakes Region State Parks, Ithaca, New York

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | Posted by

Finger Lakes Region State Parks Ithaca, New York, 1914 The environmental planner and landscape architect Warren H. Manning (1860–1938) designed suburbs, parks, campuses, and country estates throughout the nation, but nowhere is his legacy more apparent than the Finger Lakes region around Ithaca, New York. Manning first came to Ithaca in 1900 to design an […]

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FUNDRAISING SUCCESSFUL! RUTH SHELLHORN FILM WILL SCREEN NEXT SPRING!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | Posted by

In early September, LALH asked members and supporters to help fund a new LALH filmRuth Shellhorn: Midcentury Design in Southern California. Thanks to our generous donors, we reached our goal of $15,000! Next spring we will bring the story of Ruth Shellhorn to life with a twelve minute film documenting her nearly sixty-year career as a modernist […]

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NEW: APOSTLE OF TASTE: ANDREW JACKSON DOWNING, 1815–1852

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | Posted by

“The vast amount of visual evidence combines with the material and personal history of Downing to make Apostle of Taste a must for scholars of architectural and landscape history.” —Pennsylvania History In this compelling biography, issued with a new preface, David Schuyler explores the origins of the tastemaker’s ideas in English aesthetic theory and his efforts to adapt English […]

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