University of Illinois Press in association with LALH
|ISBN: 978-0-252-07214-7||272 pages | 6.125 x 10 inches|
|$27.00 | Paper||Published: 07/14/2004|
|145 b&w photos and drawings|
At the turn of the twentieth century, many landscape architects developed approaches to design that celebrated the native midwestern landscape. In this illustrated volume, thirteen historians have contributed essays that illuminate their biographies and the important design and conservation contributions made by these innovators.
Parks, cemeteries, estates, and recreation areas throughout the region were created by individuals intrigued by the prairies, lakes, and native plants of the Midwest: Adolph Strauch introduced the revolutionary “lawn plan” at Cincinnati’s Spring Grove Cemetery; William Le Baron Jenney created the West Parks in Chicago as an armature of order and respite from the burgeoning industrial city; George Kessler’s image of the City Beautiful combined European and American influences in Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, St. Louis, Denver, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and elsewhere. Other major design practitioners in this collection include: Frederick Law Olmsted, Olmsted Brothers, O. C. Simonds, H. W. S. Cleveland, Warren H. Manning, Elbert Peets, and Annette Hoyt Flanders. Midwestern Landscape Architecture also details the contributions of those who championed conservation and ecological awareness in an effort to promote scenic resources, such as Jens Jensen, Wilhelm Miller, and Genevieve Gillette.
“Tishler has done a tremendous service to his profession and to the general public by assembling many of the best landscape historians in North America as contributors to Midwestern Landscape Architecture. They make history come to life.”
“For those interested in the history of the profession this is a ‘must have.’”
About the Author
William H. Tishler
William H. Tishler, FASLA, is editor of Midwestern Landscape Architecture and author of the introduction to the LALH reprint edition of Country Life by Robert Morris Copeland. He is professor emeritus of landscape architecture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and editor of American Landscape Architecture: Designers and Places.