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“NATURE LED THE WAY”: THE LEGACY OF CITY PLANNER JOHN NOLEN

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 | Posted by

Almost everyone in Madison, Wisconsin has driven on John Nolen Drive—the boulevard that runs along Lake Monona—but few know much about the influential landscape architect and city planner from whom it takes its name. This April, the Library of American Landscape History published the first book-length biography of Nolen, written by R. Bruce Stephenson, a […]

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PRESERVATION HERO: CHARLES E. BEVERIDGE

Thursday, June 11, 2015 | Posted by

Charles E. Beveridge, Alexandria, Virginia (2015) Charles E. Beveridge has been studying and writing about Frederick Law Olmsted’s career for more than five decades—for thirty-five years as series editor of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted. As a scholar and preservationist, Charlie is the most important individual explaining and defending the significance of Olmsted’s legacy […]

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JUST RELEASED! JOHN NOLEN, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT AND CITY PLANNER

Friday, May 8, 2015 | Posted by

John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner R. Bruce Stephenson Published by University of Massachusetts Press in association with LALH “The long overdue and definitive biography of one of America’s most prominent and influential urbanists.”—Keith Morgan, coauthor of Community by Design:The Olmsted Office and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts For more information, please visit LALH […]

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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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EASTERN DESIGN IN A WESTERN LANDSCAPE: OLMSTED, RICHARDSON, AND THE AMES MONUMENT

Friday, April 3, 2015 | Posted by

Few people come upon the Ames Monument by chance. Isolated on the high plains, between Laramie and Cheyenne in southeastern Wyoming, the sixty-foot-high pyramid sits on a windswept knoll, eight thousand feet above sea level. Although not far from Interstate 80 (the pyramid is just visible, when driving westward), it defines its own precinct, seemingly […]

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OLMSTED AND SCENIC PRESERVATION

Friday, March 27, 2015 | Posted by

Frederick Law Olmsted is rightly remembered as the most accomplished landscape architect in U.S. history, the designer of great municipal parks and other landscapes. He also was a key figure in the nation’s most significant early examples of scenic preservation. These endeavors were not mutually exclusive, and in fact park design and scenic preservation were […]

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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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“NATURE LED THE WAY”: THE LEGACY OF CITY PLANNER JOHN NOLEN

PRESERVATION HERO: CHARLES E. BEVERIDGE

JUST RELEASED! JOHN NOLEN, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT AND CITY PLANNER

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

EASTERN DESIGN IN A WESTERN LANDSCAPE: OLMSTED, RICHARDSON, AND THE AMES MONUMENT

OLMSTED AND SCENIC PRESERVATION

NEW FILM UNDER WAY FROM LALH/HOTT PRODUCTIONS!

UPDATE: FUTURE OF HANNAH CARTER JAPANESE GARDEN UNRESOLVED

CONCERN FOR THREATENED RUSSELL PAGE GARDEN GROWS

COMMUNITY BY DESIGN IS ONLINE!


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