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A GENIUS FOR PLACE EXHIBITION ON THE MOVE

Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Posted by

The LALH touring panel exhibition, A Genius for Place, opens at the Jones Library, Amherst, Mass., with a public reception on Thursday, September 4 at 6:30 p.m. LALH Executive Director Robin Karson will introduce the  short documentary film Fletcher Steele and Naumkeag: A Playground of the Imagination at 7 p.m. A Genius for Place runs through the end of the month […]

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COMING NEXT MONTH: ARTHUR A. SHURCLIFF AND THE CREATION OF THE COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG LANDSCAPE

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | Posted by

Arthur Asahel Shurcliff (1870–1957) worked in the office of Frederick Law Olmsted in Brookline, Massachusetts, for more than seven years before establishing a regional practice. An idiosyncratic and brilliant designer, Shurcliff prepared plans for towns surrounding Boston and for several industrial communities. He designed recreational spaces in and around Boston, including significant aspects of the Franklin Park Zoo […]

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SPRING/SUMMER CATALOG ONLINE

Monday, July 7, 2014 | Posted by

The 2014 spring/summer issue of the LALH catalog is now available. Look for a new issue each spring and fall on the books page.

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VIEW IS OUT

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Posted by

Just in time for beach reading, the 2014 issue of VIEW has landed in the mailboxes of LALH members. Topics in the new issue range from the academic value of landscape history to John Nolen’s legacy for New Urbanist planners. Because LALH shares each issue with organizations whose interests are reflected in the contents, members […]

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VIEW 2014 IN THE MAIL!

Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Posted by

VIEW ships next week! Read about this issue at lalh.org/magazine. VIEW is the annual news magazine of LALH, published each summer and mailed to thousands of individuals, organizations, and libraries. Featuring articles about recently published and forthcoming LALH books, VIEW also profiles the preservation successes that LALH books inspire. LALH supporters receive a print subscription of VIEW as a benefit of […]

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2014 PRESERVATION HERO

Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Posted by

LALH has named Craig Barrow III of Savannah, Georgia, the 2014 Preservation Hero. “In his conscientious stewardship of his ancestral property, Wormsloe, Craig has demonstrated extraordinary respect for history as well as future generations,” said LALH Executive Director Robin Karson. Barrow said he was “overwhelmed by this honor.” Read the full profile of Barrow here or in […]

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FORTHCOMING: LANDSCAPES OF EXCLUSION

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Posted by

The state parks movement sought to expand public access to scenic places throughout the nation. But in the South, severe racial restrictions, known broadly as “Jim Crow” laws, barred African Americans from using state parks. When the New Deal of the 1930s spurred a massive wave of park expansion, the National Park Service built segregated […]

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HINTS FROM PRINCE PÜCKLER

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Posted by

A beautiful new edition of Hermann von Pückler-Muskau’s classic Hints on Landscape Gardening has just been released by Birkhäuser and the Foundation for Landscape Studies. The large-format volume includes the full set of lavish color prints originally published as a companion piece to the wry, highly opinionated text that took the landscape gardening world by […]

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ARTHUR A. SHURCLIFF GETS A JACKET

Monday, April 14, 2014 | Posted by

The jacket design for the forthcoming book Arthur A. Shurcliff:  Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape by Elizabeth Hope Cushing is now off the drawing board. Scroll down to read an excerpt from the introduction. “The first formally trained generation of American landscape architects emerged in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, […]

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MANY WAYS TO CELEBRATE OLMSTED IN APRIL

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | Posted by

In much of the country April marks the real start of spring, when many city dwellers most appreciate their parks. The timing is perfect to celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture and the parks movement in particular, who was born on April 26, 1822. Throughout the country (and in Montreal), Olmsted parks […]

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A GENIUS FOR PLACE EXHIBITION ON THE MOVE

COMING NEXT MONTH: ARTHUR A. SHURCLIFF AND THE CREATION OF THE COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG LANDSCAPE

SPRING/SUMMER CATALOG ONLINE

VIEW IS OUT

VIEW 2014 IN THE MAIL!

2014 PRESERVATION HERO

FORTHCOMING: LANDSCAPES OF EXCLUSION

HINTS FROM PRINCE PÜCKLER

ARTHUR A. SHURCLIFF GETS A JACKET

MANY WAYS TO CELEBRATE OLMSTED IN APRIL


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