VIEW 2013 will be mailed to subscribers and LALH members.
Publication of The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System by Francis R. Kowsky. To order: http://www.umass.edu/umpress/title/best-planned-city-world; 800-537-5487 (U.S. and Canadian customers). Release date TBA.
Friday, June 14
6 p.m. LALH author Christopher Vernon lectures on “The Rural Cemetery Movement in Nineteenth-Century America: Chicago’s Graceland,” in the New York City Dept. of Parks and Recreation’s Uncommon Ground lecture series, The Arsenal Gallery, Central Park (64th St. and Fifth Ave.), New York City. Co-sponsored by LALH and the Australian Consulate. Vernon, associate professor at the University of Western Australia, will sign copies of his book Graceland Cemetery: A Design History at a reception after the lecture. Free and open to the public; seating is limited. RSVP suggested: email@example.com; 212-360-8240.
Monday, June 17
Drawing for a copy of The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System by Francis R. Kowsky. All LALH Facebook fans will be entered into the drawing. To get your name in the hat, like LALH on Facebook before June 17.
Tuesday, June 18
6:30 p.m. Christopher Vernon, author of Graceland Cemetery: A Design History and a forthcoming LALH book about landscape architect Walter Burley Griffin (1876-1937), lectures on Griffin’s landscape art, starting with his early work with Frank Lloyd Wright in his native Chicago. At the Greatbatch Pavilion, Martin House Complex, where Griffin designed the landscape at Wright’s house for Darwin D. Martin: 143 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, N.Y. Sponsored by Martin House Restoration Corporation. $25 members, $30 nonmembers. Contact: 716-856-3858; firstname.lastname@example.org; darwinmartinhouse.org
Friday, July 12
6:00 p.m. LALH book launch, The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System by Francis R. Kowsky, at the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy summer gala, Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Buffalo, N.Y. Open to the public, $175/ticket, black tie optional/summer dressy. For tickets and more information, contact: www.bFLOparks.org or email@example.com; 716-838-1249 x 11.
Saturday, July 13
Panel discussion about The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System, featuring LALH author Francis R. Kowsky and other Olmsted scholars, Buffalo, N.Y. Time and place TBA.
Saturday-Sunday, September 28-29
LALH Masters of Modern Landscape Design conference, hosted by the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Details to come.
Friday-Monday, November 15-18
LALH exhibits at ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO, in Boston. Visit us and see our books, and visit our debut display of the road-ready version of the LALH traveling exhibition, A Genius for Place (booth #2845).
Banner photo credit: Mountain Brook, Alabama. Photo by Carol Betsch.