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2015 FILM AWARD FROM THE SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS/THE BEST PLANNED CITY IN THE WORLD: OLMSTED, VAUX AND THE BUFFALO PARK SYSTEM

Monday, April 27, 2015 | Posted by

“Large urban-scale projects with multiple parts are not easy to grasp in person or from static images,” writes the jury. “One of the things the jury found most admirable about The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux and the Buffalo Park System is its demonstration that it is possible to convey the essential points of […]

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Apostle of Taste

Friday, April 24, 2015 | Posted by

Apostle of Taste Andrew Jackson Downing, 1815–1852 NEW Edition David Schuyler LALH/University of Massachusetts Press Paper $24.95 ISBN: 978-1-62534-000-0 To order: University of Massachusetts Press tel. 800-537-5487 Through his many books and in the pages of the Horticulturist, the nation’s first journal about landscape gardening, Andrew Jackson Downing (1815–1852) preached a gospel of taste, promoting a naturalistic style of […]

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NEW FILM UNDER WAY FROM LALH/HOTT PRODUCTIONS!

Thursday, March 5, 2015 | Posted by

California modernist Ruth Shellhorn (1909–2006) was one of the region’s most prolific and talented practitioners. Establishing her practice during the Depression, Shellhorn is perhaps best remembered for her Bullock’s department stores that defined a new post-war shopping experience of luxury and leisure. In 1955 Shellhorn was hired to create a plan and plantings for Disneyland, […]

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UPDATE: FUTURE OF HANNAH CARTER JAPANESE GARDEN UNRESOLVED

Monday, February 23, 2015 | Posted by

The Hannah Carter Japanese Garden, designed by Nagao Sakurai from 1959 to 1961, is among the most significant residential Japanese-style gardens of its era in the United States. The garden was named after the wife of Edward Carter, chairman of the regents of the University of California, who donated the garden to UCLA “in perpetuity” […]

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CONCERN FOR THREATENED RUSSELL PAGE GARDEN GROWS

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | Posted by

The Telegraph UK recently reported on the ongoing proposal by the Frick to demolish its viewing garden by renowned British designer Russell Page. Reporter Franky Kentish reminds readers that the risk of destruction to New York’s singular Russell Page garden is juxtaposed with an upcoming celebratory retrospective exhibition on the life and work of Page, […]

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COMMUNITY BY DESIGN IS ONLINE!

Monday, January 26, 2015 | Posted by

The latest LALH film, Community by Design: The Olmsted Firm and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts, is now available to view online. Based on the LALH book by Keith N. Morgan, Elizabeth Hope Cushing, and Roger G. Reed, Community by Design tells the story of the Olmsted firm’s move to “the richest town in the […]

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LALH WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER DEDE DELANEY

Monday, January 26, 2015 | Posted by

Dede Delaney of Windham, Connecticut, joined the LALH board of directors in December. The owner of Redtwig Garden Design, Delaney is passionate about creating native and sustainable gardens. Her current projects include the Lyman Allyn Art Museum Memorial Gardens in New London, the Connecticut Audubon Society Center in Pomfret, and Horizons, a residential school in […]

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OLMSTED PARKS IN CHICAGO THREATENED BY OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY PROPOSAL

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Posted by

The University of Chicago recently unveiled its plan to locate the Obama Presidential Library in either Washington or Jackson Parks, both of which were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in the 1870s. Promoting the plans as a way of invigorating the South Side and even adding to the city’s park land, University […]

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LALH EXHIBITION FEATURED IN THE PARIS REVIEW

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | Posted by

The latest LALH exhibition, 100 Years of Design on the Land, was featured in the Paris Review on December 15th, the day it opened at 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery in New York City. Jonathan Lippincott’s interview of photographer Carol Betsch not only explores LALH’s mission of educating the public in landscape history […]

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BEATRIX FARRAND’S DUMBARTON OAKS WILD GARDEN—REVEALED

Monday, January 19, 2015 | Posted by

The section of land near Rock Creek Parkway in Washington D.C. known as Dumbarton Oaks Park is also one of landscape architect Beatrix Farrand’s masterpieces, the wild garden she designed for the Dumbarton Oaks estate during the 1920s and 1930s. Over the last ninety years, this Farrand garden has become increasingly overgrown, as invasive species […]

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