Harold A. Caparn (1864-1945) was born in England and educated there and at L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Beside designing much of the Bronx Zoo and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, from about 1900 through the 1930s he designed landscapes for many private estates and homes.
In 1925, a young landscape gardener named Frederick Boissevain left a growing business on Long Island to the care of his partner for two months and traveled to Austerlitz, New York to assist his aunt, the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, and uncle, Eugen Boissevain, with developing their new property, Steepletop.
In 1924, Ohio landscape architect John J. Watson (1876-1950) was hired by circus tycoon John Ringling (1866-1936) to design "Ringling Isles" on four western Florida keys: St. Armand's, Coon, Lido, and Otter. Harding Circle, at the center of St. Armand's Key, was to be the jewel in the crown of this enormous venture consisting of resorts, a casino, and a subdivision of fine residences. Watson's plan bifurcated the oval-shaped key with two main arteries, Boulevard of the Presidents and Ringling Boulevard, converging on a circular park called Harding Place.
Born in San Francisco, California, Bruce Porter (1865-1953) was educated in Europe. Mostly known as a painter and muralist and champion of Art Nouveau in California, Porter is also credited with the design for the gardens at Filoli, working with architect Willis Polk and Arthur Brown, Jr.
View presentations from the Leading with Landscape II: The Houston Transformation conference, held March 11, 2016, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
The launch of Pattison’s oral history was accompanied by a landmark exhibition and crowned by her naming to the ASLA Council of Fellows.
This retrospective photography exhibition, featuring 45 photographs of 27 sites, will be on display at the University of Minnesota from March 25 to July 22, 2016.
Learn why the Lone Star State's capital is an unrivaled collection of cultural landscapes.
This Charleston resident led the transformation of a run-down public space in the heart of his historic city.
Author Susan Rademacher reflects on the lasting impact of this landmark monograph.