Posts tagged “preservation”

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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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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FRICK FRACAS: PRESERVATION GROUP FORMS TO SAVE RUSSELL PAGE GARDEN

Thursday, September 25, 2014 | Posted by

An ad hoc preservation group, “Unite to Save the Frick,” is organizing to protest a proposed expansion of the Frick Collection, an art museum on Manhattan’s East side, that would destroy the museum’s intimate proportions, alter the visitor experience, and demolish a beloved garden. Known as the 70th Street Garden, the city’s only work by […]

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2014 PRESERVATION HERO

Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Posted by

LALH has named Craig Barrow III of Savannah, Georgia, the 2014 Preservation Hero. “In his conscientious stewardship of his ancestral property, Wormsloe, Craig has demonstrated extraordinary respect for history as well as future generations,” said LALH Executive Director Robin Karson. Barrow said he was “overwhelmed by this honor.” Read the full profile of Barrow here or in […]

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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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