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Rocky Mountain Land Series presents Ann Komara - Lawrence Halprin's Skyline Park

Date: 
Thursday October 18, 2012 | 07:30pm
Special Event
Ann Komara will discuss and sign the new book Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park ($24.95 Princeton Architectural Press), which showcases the acclaimed landscape designer’s urban renewal effort for downtown Denver in the 1970s. TCLF board co-chairman Kurt Culbertson will also be in attendance.

Drawing on the rugged beauty of the city’s natural surroundings for inspiration, Halprin created a signature landmark of sunken fountains, walls, and berms that served as an urban promenade and an oasis from the surrounding streets. This book honors the legacy of Halprin’s original work by presenting the most complete documentation available of the park’s conception, construction, and use before its total redesign in 2003. This first book on Halprin’s modern landscape project features new photography, archival drawings, and original documentation.

The book was written by Ann Komara, with a foreword by Charles A. Birnbaum, an essay by Laurie D. Olin, and epilogue by Lawrence Halprin. It is the first volume in the new Modern Landscapes: Transition and Transformation series, co-produced by Princeton Architectural Press and TCLF. This publication was funded in part by a grant award from the State Historical Fund, a program of History Colorado, the Colorado Historical Society.

Location: 
Tattered Cover Book Store
1628 16th St.
Denver, CO 80202
United States