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Developing books about American landscape history since 1992.
Developing books about American landscape history since 1992.

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The Massachusetts Historical Society will celebrate the legacy of one-time Beacon Hill resident Arthur Shurcliff on March 18 as the final installment of its series honoring prominent landscape architects.

The lecture will be given by Elizabeth Hope Cushing, author of the new LALH book Arthur A. Shurcliff: Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape (http://lalh.org/arthur-shurcliff/).
Visit the site below for further details on how to register.

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UMass Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning is offering a Professional Practice lecture series this spring. All lectures are free and open to the public. Visit http://bit.ly/181NUOu for more details.
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Thank you to Landscape Architecture Magazine for sharing the LALH film series, North America by Design, with their readers!

This new series of documentary films about important landscapes and their designers is produced by LALH in association with award-winning Florentine Films/Hott Productions and available for viewing on the LALH website.

Grounded in core scholarship distilled from LALH books, the mini-documentaries are hosted by historians and landscape architects who explain the design process in accessible terms that will engage nonspecialists as well as students, practitioners, and scholars.

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Recent Publication of Olmsted’s Papers Influences Obama Library Site Controversy

The final volume of the Olmsted papers was published this month, giving new life to the words and works of the renowned landscape architect at a time when his Chicago park system is threatened. Chicago Tribune columnist Blair Kamin writes about how he was inspired by The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted: The Last Great Projects, 1890-1895 in his recent assessment of the Obama Library site proposals.

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The Carter heirs, in a much celebrated victory, managed to temporarily halt UCLA's sale of the garden in 2012. Unfortunately, they have not yet achieved a resolution that will permanently prevent the garden from being destroyed or sold without a clause of protection. 

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Friends of Fairsted presents: “VISIBLE | INVISIBLE,” a lecture by Gary Hilderbrand of Reed Hilderbrand, Landscape Architecture. 

Thursday, March 12
Reception at 6:00 p.m.
Lecture at 7:00 p.m.
Wheelock College
43 Hawes St.
Brookline, Mass.

This event is part of the 2014–15 lecture series, Perspectives on Place, and is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested. Email friendsoffairsted@gmail.com.

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For a local perspective of LALH’s most recent film, Community by Design: The Olmsted Firm and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts, read this review from the Brookline Hub: 

http://www.brooklinehub.com/joomla/index.php/local-news/1343-new-documentary-film-celebrates-influence-of-olmsteds-firm-on-brookline
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Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation, Annual Meeting, March 18-21

“Continuity and Vitality” is the theme of the 37th annual gathering of the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation in Savannah, Georgia. Participants will discuss the relationships between landscapes, culture, social conditions, and economic vitality. The event includes a trip to Wormsloe Historic Site, a colonel estate that includes the oldest standing structure in Savannah. 

Read more about Wormsloe in the LALH preservation hero profile of Craig Barrow: http://lalh.org/craig-barrow/

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Dan Kiley Presentation Tomorrow

Deedle Kiley, the son of landscape architect Dan Kiley, will give a talk about his father’s work at the Shelburne Charlotte Garden Club in Shelburne, Vermont, this Thursday morning. One of the most accomplished landscape architects of his day, Dan Kiley is best known for his design of the Jefferson National Memorial landscape.

http://shelburnenews.com/?p=20150
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Olmsted Landscape Endangered

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has listed the Thomas K. Glenn estate as one of the year’s “Places in Peril.” Glenridge Hall, designed by Samuel Inman Cooper, features a landscape design by the Olmsted Brothers c. 1928. The 400-acre property has been reduced to eighty acres and is currently on the market without any stipulations as to its future development.
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