This 68-page guide was created to accompany the traveling photographic exhibition The New American Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden.
The second volume in the award-winning Modern Landscapes: Transition and Transformation series, co-produced by Princeton Architectural Press and TCLF, Mellon Square: Discovering a Modern Masterpiece examines the evolution of Pittsburgh's first modern garden plaza. Completed in 1955 from a design by the acclaimed landscape design firm Simonds & Simonds and architects Mitchell & Ritchey, Mellon Square functioned as an urban oasis that provided downtown office workers a much-needed respite from the city's infamous smoke pollution.
The first volume in the new Modern Landscapes: Transition and Transformation series, co-produced by Princeton Architectural Press and TCLF, Lawrence Halprin's Skyline Park showcases the acclaimed landscape designer's urban renewal effort for downtown Denver in the 1970s. 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.
The public’s desire for greater understanding and interpretation of America’s landscape heritage has increased dramatically since our first Pioneers of American Landscape Design volume was published. In response to growing interest, and the surge in scholarship that has followed, a second volume, will be published by the University of Virginia Press in August 2009.
This book introduces the reader to the geniuses and more ordinary folk who brought about the key decisions that shaped American landscapes and public spaces, and established the United States as a leader in land design, planning, and conservation. Many landscape historians, educators, and others participated in this project and wrote the individual essays contained in this 352-page book.
Often viewed as nostalgic and inauthentic, the work of early preservationists has frequently been underrated by modern practitioners.
This second volume on the topic, published by The Cultural Landscape Foundation and edited by Charles A. Birnbaum, builds on the essays published by Spacemaker Press in 1999.
Making Postwar Landscapes Visible contains seventeen essays by leading practitioners in landscape architecture and historic preservation of today, including Stuart Dawson, M. Paul Friedberg, Lawrence Halprin, Grant Jones, Richard Longstreth, Laurie Olin, and Marc Treib. Papers from Canada, Portugal, and the United Kingdom further expand the breadth of the publication.
The work of this photographer and writer artfully illuminates the connections between nature and human culture.
New research is bringing the life and career of Lawrence Halprin's nearly forgotten “planting guru” out of the shadows.
The latest Birnbaum Blog examines the ambitious projects that are knitting together a city on the eve of its tricentennial.