Long, cold winters can be great incubators of indoor projects. Such was the case for LALH:
• Authors and editors will soon send two new books to press, John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner by R. Bruce Stephenson, and Arthur A. Shurcliff: Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape by Elizabeth Hope Cushing. Profiles of each book will appear in the new issue of VIEW, the LALH annual magazine, which is scheduled for a June mailing to LALH members and subscribers. Also in VIEW 2014: a look at work by contemporary landscape architect Stephen Stimson, an article about the ancestral home of landscape architect and planner Warren Manning (1860–1938), a story about local activity to preserve a Nolen-designed neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware, and the announcement of our 2014 Preservation Hero.
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• The Victorian Society in America announced that Community by Design: The Olmsted Firm and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts has won the 2014 Ruth Emery Award, which recognizes a book of distinguished quality about a regional topic of the Victorian period (1837–1917). The society will present lead author Keith N. Morgan with the award at its annual banquet on Saturday, May 24 in Lowell, Massachusetts. Meanwhile, filmmakers Larry Hott and Diane Garey are working on the Community by Design film, the latest in the LALH North America by Design series, to premiere this fall.
• Exhibi-palooza: Three new LALH exhibitions are hitting the road this year. The new panel version of the LALH traveling exhibition, A Genius for Place, opened in March at the University of Massachusetts’ Du Bois Library, the first of four venues to host it in the LALH home region of western Massachusetts. The show, composed of free-standing panels, is specifically designed for public venues including libraries, house museums, and botanical gardens. Another new exhibition, celebrating the books and other LALH productions to date, just opened at The Circle Gallery in Athens, Georgia. A second new special exhibition, 100 Years of Design on the Land, will open at Gallery 1285 in New York City this December.