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Shaping the postwar landscape : new profiles from the pioneers of the American landscape design project / edited by Charles A. Birnbaum, and Scott Craver.

Publication:
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2018. , ©2018
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 248 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Landscape architects -- United States -- Biography.
Landscape architects.
United States
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Summary:
"'Shaping the Postwar Landscape' is the latest contribution to the Cultural Landscape Foundation's well-known reference project, Pioneers of American Landscape Design, the first volume of which appeared nearly a quarter of a century ago. The present collection features profiles of seventy-two important figures, including landscape architects, architects, planners, artists, horticulturists, and educators. The volume focuses principally on individuals whose careers reached their height during the period between the end of World War II and the American Bicentennial. In that postwar era, landscape architects played an important part in the revitalization of American cities, introducing new typologies for public spaces in the civic realm. Among these were parks that capped freeways, plazas and gardens atop buildings, promenades on revitalized waterfronts, 'vest pocket' parks on tiny urban plots and derelict sites, and pedestrian-friendly downtown malls. Practitioners were also active on the new suburban frontier, their influence extending as far as Levittown and mobile-home communities. They created new outdoor living environments tailored to the California climate, and their work shaped landscaped in the American South, East, West, and Heartland. At a time when interest in midcentury architecture is flourishing, 'Shaping the Postwar Landscape' offers a substantial parallel contribution to the field of landscape studies. It belongs not only on the bookshelves of serious students and scholars but in the office of every landscape architect sensitive to significant works of the recent past"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Dean Abbott
David E. Arbegast
Mai Arbegast
Fred W. Barlow Jr.
Herbert Bayer
Richard C. Bell
Arthur S. Berger and Marie H. Berger
Alfred Caldwell
Donald R. Carter
Robert H. Carter
Marjorie Sewell Cautley
Walter L. Chambers
Thomas Dolliver Church
John F. Collins
Lester Albertson Collins
Angela Danadjieva
Richard Dattner
Edward L. Daugherty
Stuart O. Dawson
Robert Deering
Garrett Eckbo
Lawrence A. Enersen
M. Paul Friedberg
Bradford M. Greene
Richard Haag
Lawrence Halprin
Conrad Hamerman
Asa Hanamoto
Carl D. Johnson
Carol R. Johnson
Philip Johnson
William J. Johnson
Johnson, Johnson, and Roy
Joseph P. Karr
Koichi Kawana
Daniel Urban Kiley
Masao Kinoshita
Abraham Levitt
Eugene R. Martini
Robert E. Marvin
Ian L. McHarg
Charles W. Moore
Richard B. Myrick
Shinji Nakagawa
Kenichi Nakano
Satoru Nishita
Isamu Noguchi
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Theodore Osmundson
Harriet Pattison
George E. Patton
Peter G. Rolland
James C. Rose
Clarence L. Roy
Robert N. Royston
Hideo Sasaki
Geraldine Knight Scott
Sidney N. Shurcliff
John Ormsbee Simonds
Robert Smithson
Andre (Andrew) Steiner
Edward Durell Stone Jr.
Frederic B. Stresau
Tommy Tomson
Christopher Tunnard
Takeo Uesugi
Richard A. Vignolo
Peter E. Walker
Peter Ker Walker
Jean E. Walton
Richard K. Webel
Robert Lewis Zion.
Notes:
"A project of The Cultural Landscape Foundation."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Altemus Fund bookplate.
Contributor:
Cultural Landscape Foundation, sponsoring body.
Birnbaum, Charles A., editor.
Craver, Scott, editor.
ISBN:
9780813941738
0813941733
OCLC:
1047524665
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