The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin - San Francisco

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Exhibitions

The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin - San Francisco

The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin - San Francisco
May 24, 2017 to Sep 04, 2017
Palace of Fine Arts
San Francisco, CA
United States
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The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, a traveling photographic exhibition about the life and work of landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009), is currently on view in San Francisco and be on view at the Palace of Fine Arts through September 4, 2017Created 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., and capstone projects such as the Yosemite Falls approach and Stern Grove in San Francisco.

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 San Francisco was made possible due to the generous support of the Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund, Architectural Resources Group, and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.

 

 

Palace of Fine Arts
3301 Lyon St
San Francisco, CA 94123
United States