Cocktail Party and Book Signing

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Cocktail Party and Book Signing

Cocktail Party and Book Signing
Nov 15, 2018
ABC Stone | NYC
New York City, NY
United States

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Join The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) and ABC Stone | NYC on Thursday, November 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, to celebrate the release of Shaping the Postwar Landscape: New Profiles from the Pioneers of American Landscape Design Project. Co-Editor Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR, president and CEO of TCLF, will be present to sign copies of the book.

Shaping the Postwar Landscape is the latest contribution to The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s well-known reference project, Pioneers of American Landscape Design, the first volume of which appeared a quarter of a century ago. The present collection features profiles of 72 important figures, including landscape architects, architects, planners, artists, horticulturists, and educators.

The volume focuses principally on individuals whose careers reached their height during the period between the end of World War II and the American Bicentennial. In that postwar era, landscape architects played an important part in the revitalization of American cities, introducing new typologies for public spaces in the civic realm. Among these were parks that capped freeways, plazas and gardens atop buildings, promenades on revitalized waterfronts, "vest pocket" parks on tiny urban plots and derelict sites, and pedestrian-friendly downtown malls. Practitioners were also active on the new suburban frontier, their influence extending as far as Levittown and mobile-home communities. They created new outdoor living environments tailored to the California climate, and their work shaped landscaped in the American South, East, West, and Heartland.

At a time when interest in midcentury architecture is flourishing, Shaping the Postwar Landscape offers a substantial parallel contribution to the field of landscape studies. It belongs not only on the bookshelves of serious students and scholars but in the office of every landscape architect sensitive to significant works of the recent past.

About the Editors

Charles A. Birnbaum, founder, president, and CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, is the editor of Shaping the American Landscape (Virginia), among many other volumes. He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and of the American Society of Landscape Architects, which in 2017 awarded him the ASLA Medal, its highest honor. 

Scott Craver, Ph.D., is the editorial director of The Cultural Landscape Foundation and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.


 

6:00-8:00 PM
ABC Stone | NYC
129 W. 22nd Street
New York City, NY 10011
United States