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Books

Nature, Design, and Health


The renowned landscape architect David Kamp, FASLA, traces the first stirrings of his interest in landscape to his childhood in rural North Carolina. Kamp maintained his passion for nature through his architectural studies at the University of Virginia, and these in turn helped prepare him for his first design project, a landscape for Australia’s new […]

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Boston’s Franklin Park


Frederick Law Olmsted designed Franklin Park in 1885 as the centerpiece of the Boston park system that later became known as the Emerald Necklace. Often cited with Central Park (1858) and Prospect Park (1865) as one of the three most important “large parks” he designed, Franklin Park was also the most mature expression of Olmsted’s […]

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Calvert Vaux, Landscape Architect


Calvert Vaux (1824–1895), better known as an architect, is most frequently remembered as Frederick Law Olmsted’s partner in the design of Central Park, primarily of its fanciful architectural structures. In this visionary book, Francis R. Kowsky illuminates Vaux’s work as a landscape architect through a significant practice of his own.  In 1850, the American architect […]

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Dan Kiley


A volume in the series Masters of Modern Landscape Design Visionary landscape architect and city planner, Dan Kiley (1912-2004) exerted a foundational, lasting influence on the shape of the American landscape in the second half of the twentieth century. Kiley’s unique version of landscape modernism was characterized by powerful spatial structure defined by exquisite architectural […]

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Marjorie Sewell Cautley


Marjorie Sewell Cautley (1891–1954) was the first woman landscape architect to design state parks, the first to plan the landscape of a federally funded housing project, and the first to lecture in a university city planning department. In her absorbing biography, Sarah Allaback illuminates the life and work of this remarkable practitioner. Delving into diaries, […]

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