Halprin published several influential books over the course of his career. His most important titles, plus additional recommended resources, are listed here.


Publications authored by Lawrence Halprin:
A Life Spent Changing Places, Lawrence Halprin (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).

Cities, Lawrence Halprin (New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, 1963).

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Lawrence Halprin (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1997).

Freeways, Lawrence Halprin (New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, 1966).

Lawrence Halprin: Changing Places, Lawrence Halprin (San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Art, 1986).

Notebooks 1959-1971, Lawrence Halprin (London: The MIT Press, 1972).

Process Architecture 4, Lawrence Halprin (Tokyo: Process Architecture Co, 1978).

The RSVP Cycles: Creative Processes in the Human Environment, Lawrence Halprin (New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1969).

Sea Ranch... Diary of an Idea, Lawrence Halprin (Washington, D.C.: Spacemaker Press, 2006).

Sketchbooks of Lawrence Halprin, Lawrence Halprin (Tokyo: Process Architecture Co, 1981).

Taking Part – A Workshop Approach to Collective Creativity, Lawrence Halprin and Jim Burns(Cambridge: MIT Press, 1974).

Additional recommended sources of information:
City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America, Alison Hirsch (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014).

Dream of the Sea Ranch, Film, directed by Zara Muren (Ross, CA: Master Design Series, 1994, DVD).

The FDR Memorial: Designed by Lawrence Halprin, David Dillon (Washington, D.C.: Spacemaker Press, 1998).

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial: A Report to the President and Congress, The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission (Washington, D.C., 1978).

“From the Garden: Lawrence Halprin and the Modern Landscape,” Marc Treib (Landscape Journal, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin, 2012: 22).

Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park, Ann Komara (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2012).

Living Modern: A Biography of Greenwood Common, Waverly B. Lowell (Richmond, CA: William Stout Publishers, 2009).

Making Peace with the Land: Designing Israel’s Landscape, Shlomo Aronson (Washington, D.C.: Spacemaker Press, 1998).

The Sea Ranch, Donlyn Lyndon and Jim Alinder (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004).

Where the Revolution Began: Lawrence Halprin and Anna Halprin and the Reinvention of Public Space. John Beardsley, Janice Ross, and Randy Gragg (Washington, D.C.: Spacemaker Press, 2009).



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