Posts tagged “landscape achitects”

IT’S HERE: ARTHUR A. SHURCLIFF AND THE CREATION OF THE COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG LANDSCAPE

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Posted by

LALH and the University of Massachusetts Press are pleased to announce the publication of Elizabeth Hope Cushing’s richly illustrated biography of landscape architect and planner Arthur Asahel Shurcliff (1870–1957). Cushing’s authoritative new book illuminates how Shurcliff’s early years in Boston, his training, his early design and planning work, and his experience creating an Arts and Crafts style summer compound […]

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COMING NEXT MONTH: ARTHUR A. SHURCLIFF AND THE CREATION OF THE COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG LANDSCAPE

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | Posted by

Arthur Asahel Shurcliff (1870–1957) worked in the office of Frederick Law Olmsted in Brookline, Massachusetts, for more than seven years before establishing a regional practice. An idiosyncratic and brilliant designer, Shurcliff prepared plans for towns surrounding Boston and for several industrial communities. He designed recreational spaces in and around Boston, including significant aspects of the Franklin Park Zoo […]

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ARTHUR A. SHURCLIFF GETS A JACKET

Monday, April 14, 2014 | Posted by

The jacket design for the forthcoming book Arthur A. Shurcliff:  Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape by Elizabeth Hope Cushing is now off the drawing board. Scroll down to read an excerpt from the introduction. “The first formally trained generation of American landscape architects emerged in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, […]

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REMEMBERING JAMES VAN SWEDEN (1935 – 2013)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | Posted by

Landscape architect and LALH advisor James van Sweden, FASLA, died September 20 at his home in Washington, D.C., at age 78.  Along with his partner, Wolfgang Oehme, co-founder of Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, van Sweden designed public gardens, parks, memorials, private gardens, and campuses. Legions of landscape architects and home gardeners adopted the firm’s style, which […]

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