films: North America by Design

Designing in the Prairie Spirit

Designing in the Prairie Spirit features internationally renowned landscape architect Darrel Morrison, who reflects on his childhood in Iowa and the impact of Jens Jensen, Aldo Leopold, and others on his career.


This film was made possible by generous gifts from the Viburnum Trilobum Fund of the New York Community Trust, advised by Nancy R. Turner, from James H. T. and Mary McConnell, and from Michael and Evelyn Jefcoat. All films in the series are created in association with Hott Productions of Florentine Films.

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You can read more about the “prairie spirit” in North American landscape design in The Native Landscape Reader , The Prairie Spirit in Landscape Design , Landscape Gardening , and A Genius for Place.