The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin - L.A.

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Exhibitions

The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin - L.A.

The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin - L.A.
Sep 29, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
A+D Architecture and Design Museum>LA
Los Angeles, CA
United States

The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprina traveling photographic exhibition about the life and work of landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009), will travel to Los Angeles and be on view at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum>LA, September 29 - December 31, 2017. Created in 2016 during the centennial anniversary of Halprin’s birth, the exhibition features 56 newly commissioned photographs by leading landscape photographers of dozens of Halprin’s major works, ranging from recently rediscovered residential projects created early in his career in the 1950s to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C., capstone projects such as the Yosemite Falls approach and Stern Grove in San Francisco, to the Los Angeles Open Space Network and Plaa Las Fuentes in Pasadena.

Halprin was, without doubt, among the foremost landscape architects of the twentieth century. His prolific career spanned more than six decades, with highlights that include the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (in Washington, D.C.), Freeway Park (in Seattle, Washington), and the Portland Open Space Sequence (in Portland, Oregon). His firm was a seedbed for many talented designers now celebrated in their own right, and the innovative techniques he pioneered changed the field forever. While the traveling exhibition will honor Halprin and his career, it will also call attention to the need for the informed and effective stewardship of his irreplaceable legacy. Like much of the work of prominent landscape architects in the post-War period, many of Halprin’s designs are now in a diminished state, while some face an uncertain future.

In addition to the sponsors below, this exhibition in Los Angeles was made possible due to the generous support of Coldspring, Douglas M. Moreland, RELM, AHBE Landscape Architects and Vantage Property Investors.

A+D Architecture and Design Museum>LA
900 E. 4th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
United States