Posts tagged “Fletcher Steele”

NAUMKEAG RECONSTRUCTED

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | Posted by

The Trustees did what seemed impossible two months ago. They put Naumkeag back together again. And it really sparkles. Like a newly cleaned Rembrandt, the garden’s details shine forth as never before, perhaps not even in Mabel Choate’s own lifetime.  Lost for decades, many were uncovered in recently discovered photos and, in some cases, literal […]

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NAUMKEAG DECONSTRUCTED

Thursday, May 9, 2013 | Posted by

It is unnerving to see any garden taken apart, especially one that you have  thought, written, and dreamt about as a culmination of history and time–as inevitable, both in the history you have constructed to explain it and in the timeless concept of it you have fashioned in your own imagination. Watching Naumkeag being created […]

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FIRST MODERN LANDSCAPE: STEELE’S NHL

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | Posted by

The landscape composition of Camden Library Amphitheatre and grounds was a coup for Steele, won because he shared an office with the library architect.  The amphitheatre is a remarkable composition created under a directive to employ as many local laborers as possible and use local and native materials. Shaped from 1929 to 1932, it was […]

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REFLECTIONS ON OUR 20TH

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Posted by

The morning after celebrating LALH’s twentieth anniversary at the Boston Athenaeum, we found ourselves standing in the Dell of Mount Auburn Cemetery, under a soft, dark October sky. At that moment, at least to me, it felt that the very roots of LALH could be traced back to this silent and moving place. Mount Auburn, […]

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