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Icons of Modernism: The Donnell + Miller Gardens

Donnell Garden

On Your Visit Make Sure to Use the Visitors Guide + Map!

•  The Visitors Guide organizes material from both gardens by topic.

•  Use the Map to take a panoramic tour of the gardens.

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The Miller Garden in Columbus, Indiana, and the Donnell Garden in Sonoma, California, are modern gardens that offer new interpretations of traditional arrangements.

Icons of Modernism celebrates Dan Kiley and his masterwork design for the Miller Garden in Columbus, Indiana, together with Thomas Church and Lawrence Halprin’s revolutionary biomorphic design for the Donnell Garden in Sonoma, California. Visitors have “virtual” access to two of the most important private Modern gardens in America – they also get to meet their owners and designers including Dan Kiley, Lawrence Halprin, and architect Kevin Roche.

Begint your Journey

 

Project Credits

DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
James Sheldon
CONTENT DEVELOPER/ WRITER
Shirley Veenema
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR
APPLICATION + INTERFACE DESIGN
James Sheldon + Shirley Veenema
GRAPHIC DESIGN, PROJECT MANAGEMENT
AND PROGRAMMING

Suzanne Strahl-Cooper - WizzyWigg Communications, Inc.
INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE + PROGRAMMING
Andy Gelbert - ASG Multimedia, Inc.
FLASH DESIGN + PROGRAMMING
Joseph Cartman
CONSULTANTS
Piera Weiss, The Cultural Landscape Foundation
PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE
Beeps Iams
Greg Hutchinson



The Icons of Modernism CLC project has been funded in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Design Arts program; U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service Heritage Preservation Fund administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology; Heritage Fund (Community Foundation of Bartholomew County); House & Garden, Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown – The Jaffe Family Foundation; Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Inc; Pleasant Rowland; Cinergy Foundation; Patsy & Jeff Tarr – The J & T Foundation; Heritage Landscapes; and SWA Group.

ASLA
The American Society of Landscape Architects is the educational partner in TCLF’s Cultural Landscapes as Classrooms series and has provided in-kind support.
        

House + Garden
House & Garden is an official media partner for the Icons of Modernism CLC module.

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Photographs, prints and drawings reproduced courtesy of the following individuals and institutions: Art Resource, Artist Rights Society, Charles A. Birnbaum, Christian Theological Seminary, Environmental Design Archives (University of California, Berkeley), Esto, Jack Curtis & Associates, Donnell Family, Miller Family, Museum of Modern Art, James Sheldon, Shirley Veenema, Sunset Magazine, Alan Ward.

Individual images, video, texts, and Flash objects copyrights held by the individuals and institutions, as identified on each object page in the archive.

The Producers wish to acknowledge and thank its project collaborators: Margaret Miller, Will Miller, Cheryl Barton, Bruce Donnell, Sandra Donnell, Justin Faggioli, Dan Gregory, Kevin Roche, Margaret Storrow, James Shearn, David Sheppard, Walt Guthrie, Lawrence Halprin and Marc Treib. Special thanks to Anna Lackovitch for production assistance; to Gregg Bleam for conducting the Kiley interview; and to Tom Fox for filming the interviews of Walt Gutherie and Lawrence Halprin.

 Icons of Modernism: The Donnell and Miller Gardens ©2007 The Cultural Landscape Foundation