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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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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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LALH AND NYBG COSPONSOR EARTH DAY FILM SCREENING

Monday, January 12, 2015 | Posted by

In celebration of Earth Day, the New York Botanical Garden and LALH are offering a screening of the award-winning documentary film Jens Jensen: The Living Green. A pioneering conservationist, Danish-born Jens Jensen rose from street sweeper to become the “dean of landscape architects.” Following the film, Darrel Morrison, FASLA, will moderate a panel discussion featuring […]

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Blog posts

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!

LALH WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER DEDE DELANEY

OLMSTED PARKS IN CHICAGO THREATENED BY OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY PROPOSAL

LALH EXHIBITION FEATURED IN THE PARIS REVIEW

BEATRIX FARRAND’S DUMBARTON OAKS WILD GARDEN—REVEALED

LALH AND NYBG COSPONSOR EARTH DAY FILM SCREENING


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