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Forest Hills Gardens

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Posted by

Forest Hills Gardens Queens, New York 1909 Just fifteen minutes by train from the sensory overload of Times Square and two blocks from the commercial sprawl of main street, Queens lies the historic commuter suburb, Forest Hills Gardens. Conceived in 1909, this 142-acre enclave was the collaborative creation of the landscape architect and planner Frederick […]

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Finger Lakes

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | 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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Oldfields

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | Posted by

Oldfields Indianapolis, Indiana 1920 During the first decade of the twentieth century, Hugh Landon and Linnaes Boyd, executives of the Indianapolis Water Company, scouted locations for a reservoir along a branch of a defunct canal system northwest of the city. Although the reservoir was never built, the men purchased 52 acres along the bluffs of […]

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Ford House

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | Posted by

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan 1929 The Danish landscape architect Jens Jensen (1860–1951) came to know Edsel Ford through work Jensen had done for his parents, Clara and Henry Ford, at Fair Lane, their Dearborn, Michigan, estate. There Jensen had created rockwork along the Rouge River and expansive tree and flower-bordered […]

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Camden Amphitheatre

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | Posted by

Camden Public Library Amphitheatre Camden, Maine 1929 One of the most stylistically adventurous landscape architects of the twentieth century—Fletcher Steele—designed the grounds for a new public library in Camden, Maine, beginning in 1928. The project was underwritten by Mary Louise Curtis Bok, who presented the Camden selectmen with an acre and a half of land […]

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LALH, UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESS TO PUBLISH SERIES TOGETHER

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | Posted by

LALH is pleased to announce a new publishing partnership with University of Georgia Press, in Athens, Ga., which will be home to the LALH Critical Studies in the History of Environmental Design series. According to UGA Press director Lisa Bayer, “This relationship is a natural outgrowth of the Press’s strong list in natural history and the environment, […]

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NEW LALH EXHIBITION OPENS IN NEW YORK

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | Posted by

Contemporary landscape photographs fill an especially important role in LALH books, evoking not only the original spirit of a site but also capturing the layers of change that have occurred since the site was first designed. 100 Years of Design on the Land, an LALH exhibition opening mid-December at 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art […]

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A BOSTON BOOK LAUNCH FOR SHURCLIFF

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | Posted by

The most recent LALH title, Arthur A. Shurcliff:  Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape, receives a proper Boston send-off on Wednesday, December 3, when author Elizabeth Hope Cushing lectures at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston. Cushing’s talk, “Arthur Shurcliff: From Boston to Colonial Williamsburg,” illuminates how his early work in Boston […]

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FALL/WINTER LALH CATALOG NOW ONLINE

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | Posted by

The fall equinox brings with it an exciting roster of new and forthcoming work from LALH. Browse the Fall/Winter 2014 catalog of books and films, now available as a PDF, on the Books page at lalh.org.

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COMMUNITY BY DESIGN FILM PREMIERE ROCKS THE ARSENAL

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | Posted by

A late-October premiere of the latest LALH film, Community by Design: The Olmsted Firm and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts, drew a celebratory crowd at the historic Arsenal building in New York’s Central Park. An online September campaign raised funds to underwrite the film. Thank you to all you made contributions! Based on the LALH […]

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