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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
Format
Book
Published
Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, 2018.
Language
English
ISBN
9780813941738, 0813941733
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"--
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.
Description
xv, 248 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 20 cm
Notes
  • "A project of The Cultural Landscape Foundation."
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original white cloth; dust jacket. Gift of the University of Virginia Press, October 2018.
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