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.
Opened in 1848, Green Lawn Cemetery was designed by landscape gardener Howard Daniels.
Gutkind's work in international city development resulted in the publication of his monumental eight-volume International History of City Development series.
Seeking the original garden renderings and plans for Whitemarsh Hall, completed by Jacques Auguste Henri Greber (1882-1962)
A landcape architect for the National Park Service, Derick worked on Works Projects Administration Projects in North Carolina.