Book Review: Preserving Modern Landscape Architecture II: Making Postwar Landscapes Visible

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Book Review: Preserving Modern Landscape Architecture II: Making Postwar Landscapes Visible

Book Review: Preserving Modern Landscape Architecture II: Making Postwar Landscapes Visible
Oct 12, 2006
CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship

There is little doubt that the modernist design canon has fallen on hard times in America. Here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for example, a recently completed campus master plan calls for the demolition of several structures, including the Humanities Building,designed in the 1960s by Harry Weese, an important modernist architect. Although Humanities serves as one of the best examples of architectural Brutalism in Wisconsin, local critics refer to it as “the building everyone loves to hate.”

If this and better-known examples of architectural modernism are scorned, then what is the situation regarding modern landscape architecture?