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Beauty Returns to Burnham Island / Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois (2010)

Monday, February 20, 2012 | Posted by

Beauty Returns to Burnham Island (2010) Graceland Cemetery’s Burnham Island, Chicago, Illinois Chicago architect and planner Daniel H. Burnham (1846–1912) is best remembered for something he may not even have said: “Make no little plans.” Whether or not Burnham made this statement—attributed to him by a biographer—it has stuck, possibly because it fit the not-so-little personality and […]

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A Collaborative Masterwork on Lake St. Clair / Edsel and Eleanor Ford House (2011)

Thursday, February 16, 2012 | Posted by

A Collaborative Masterwork on Lake St. Clair (2011)  Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan In the 1920s, landscape architect Jens Jensen (1860–1951) designed four estate landscapes for Eleanor and Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford, the inventor of the Model T. The last of these was built between 1926 and 1930 on Gaukler […]

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Gwinn

Monday, February 13, 2012 | Posted by

Gwinn Cleveland, Ohio In 1905, Cleveland iron-ore magnate William Gwinn Mather consulted two nationally renowned landscape architects, Warren H. Manning (1860–1938) and Charles A. Platt (1861–1933), about plans for a new estate. Manning was a legendary plantsman and a park- and city-planning specialist who had worked for Mather on several northern Michigan mine projects while […]

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VIEW, Summer 2009, Number 9

Monday, February 13, 2012 | Posted by

VIEW, Summer 2009, Number 9 A few highlights: Dean Cardasis, director of the James Rose Center, reflects on Rose’s melding of indoor and outdoor space. Pennsylvania State University professor Michael Barton reveals how Warren Manning’s park system transformed Harrisburg. Jane Roy Brown, LALH director of educational outreach, explores the ideas behind an Olmsted Brothers mental […]

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VIEW, Summer 2010, Number 10

Monday, February 13, 2012 | Posted by

VIEW, Summer 2010, Number 10 A few highlights: Learn how a childhood in the mountains of Tennessee helped nurture one of the field’s most passionate native plants proponents, Bob Grese in this year’s preservation piece by Jane Roy Brown. The lead article spotlights Graceland Cemetery: A Design History, Christopher Vernon’s forthcoming book on the influential Chicago […]

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VIEW, Summer 2011, Number 11

Monday, February 13, 2012 | Posted by

VIEW, Summer 2011, Number 11 A few highlights: • Articles on Robert E. Grese’s new anthology of essays related to the native landscape and about the Native Plant Garden designed by Grese’s former teacher Darrel Morrison. • Renowned landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander writes about her elemental design for the Legislative Assembly Building in Yellowknife, […]

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Mission 66

Friday, February 10, 2012 | Posted by

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Silent City on a Hill

Friday, February 10, 2012 | Posted by

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A Genius for Place, cloth

Friday, February 10, 2012 | Posted by

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Graceland Cemetery

Friday, January 27, 2012 | Posted by

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