Posts by Sarah Allaback

Paul Thiene in Southern California (2019)

Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Posted by

Paul Thiene in Southern California In the heady world of California garden making there has never been anything quite like the Mediterranean garden of the 1920s. Culminating the search for a regional expression, this hybrid approach honored a mythical Spanish past as it incorporated the fashionable influence of Italy, and a host of other traditions, […]

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Hefferlin and Becket gardens, Palm Springs, California

Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Posted by

Hefferlin and Becket Gardens, Palm Springs, California In 2007, the landscape architect Robert Royston (1918–2008) began work on what was to be his final design project, a residential landscape for Brent Harris and Lisa Meulbroek in Palm Springs, California. The garden is located on a one-acre site that slopes gently from south to north, with […]

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Melissa McGrain, Pittsford, New York (2019)

Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Posted by

Melissa McGrain, Pittsford, New York (2019) “Do you garden?” asked Nancy Turner hopefully. At the time, Melissa McGrain did not. But it was a six-acre garden that had drawn her and her husband, Andrew Stern, to the countryside of Pittsford, New York, and she fully intended to learn. And learn she did. Stately in its […]

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The Greatest Beach: A History of Cape Cod National Seashore

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | Posted by

The Greatest Beach: A History of Cape Cod National Seashore Ethan Carr University of Georgia Press in association with LALH Cloth $39.95 ISBN: 978-0-8203-558-0 To order: University of Georgia Press Tel. 1-800-848-6224   A Volume in the Series Designing the American Park 2019 Smithsonian Book List Selection In the mid-nineteenth century, Thoreau recognized the importance […]

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LALH AUTHORS FEATURED AT MODERNISM WEEK, FEBRUARY 14-24, PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | Posted by

Jane Amidon, author of the forthcoming Masters of Modern Landscape Design series volume on Dan Kiley, and Kenneth Helphand, author of Lawrence Halprin, the third volume in the series, will give presentations based on their books during Modernism Week 2019. Kelly Comras, author of Ruth Shellhorn, will focus on the landscape architect’s work at Disneyland […]

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LAWRENCE HALPRIN WINS AWARD

Friday, December 7, 2018 | Posted by

ASLA’s Oregon Chapter presented an Award of Excellence to Kenneth Helphand, FASLA, for Lawrence Halprin (LALH 2017), the third book in the LALH Masters of Modern Landscape Design series.  Read more about the book.

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Ellen Shipman Gardens, Restored (2018)

Thursday, December 6, 2018 | Posted by

Ellen Shipman Gardens, Restored Chatham Manor In the 1920s, Ellen Shipman was at the height of her career, working on dozens of projects simultaneously. While there are design similarities among her landscape commissions, she always took into consideration the characteristics of the particular location and each client’s unique requirements. In some cases, a previous designer’s […]

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John K. Notz Jr., Chicago, Illinois (2018)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | Posted by

John K. Notz Jr., Chicago, Illinois (2018) John Notz describes his affinity for landscapes that have figured vividly in his lifetime as cathexis—a not-accidental choice of word by the now-retired Chicago-based lawyer. Having been intimately involved for decades with the preservation of important American landscapes as varied as urban cemeteries and lakeside gardens, he uses […]

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Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts

Friday, August 31, 2018 | Posted by

Cape Cod National Seashore Massachusetts   Few visitors to Cape Cod National Seashore realize that the renowned park is the product of an unprecedented effort to save a cultural landscape. Faced with increasing development throughout the region, a remarkable generation of Cape Codders recognized that the very essence of the Cape was at stake and […]

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Hare & Hare, Landscape Architects and City Planners

Sunday, April 29, 2018 | Posted by

Hare & Hare, Landscape Architects and City Planners Carol Grove and Cydney Millstein University of Georgia Press in association with LALH Cloth $39.95 ISBN 978-0-8203-5481-1 To order: University of Georgia Press Tel. 1-800-848-6224       When Sidney J. Hare (1860–1938) and S. Herbert Hare (1888–1960) launched their Kansas City firm in 1910, they founded […]

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