Boundary Expansion

Fifty years after environmentally conscious landscape architects issued a Declaration of Concern, the time has come to place the stewardship of landscape heritage on a par with ecological imperatives.

 

Mellon Square: Discovering a Modern Masterpiece

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.

Lawrence Halprin's Skyline Park

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.

Shaping the American Landscape: New Profiles from the Pioneers of American Landscape Design Project

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.