Primer on Landscape Architecture

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November 4, 2013
Don’t know your Lawrence Halprin from your Richard Haag? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite articles, interviews, and essays on modern landscape architecture.
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  The Ungreening of America: Dwell explores five unique urban landscapes in America that are currently at risk. 

    The Ungreening of America: Dwell explores five unique urban landscapes in America that are currently at risk. 

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  People’s Park: We profile the projects of Walter Hood and Shane Coen, two unique landscape architects.

    People’s Park: We profile the projects of Walter Hood and Shane Coen, two unique landscape architects.

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  Yard Works: We take a closer looks at Shane Coen’s firm and his minimalist approach to the residential landscape. 

    Yard Works: We take a closer looks at Shane Coen’s firm and his minimalist approach to the residential landscape. 

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  Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project: A brief overview of some of Lawrence Halprin’s most famous public spaces such as sea Ranch, Freeway Park, and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. 

    Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project: A brief overview of some of Lawrence Halprin’s most famous public spaces such as sea Ranch, Freeway Park, and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. 

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  Maya Lin: We discuss environmental art and outdoor sculptures with artist, designer, and architect Maya Lin. Photo by Michael Lewis.  Photo by: Michael Lewis

    Maya Lin: We discuss environmental art and outdoor sculptures with artist, designer, and architect Maya Lin. Photo by Michael Lewis.

    Photo by: Michael Lewis

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  Landscape Futures: Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, makes the case that historical preservationists are finally waking up to the glories of modernist landscape architecture.

    Landscape Futures: Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, makes the case that historical preservationists are finally waking up to the glories of modernist landscape architecture.

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  Good Clean Fun: An urban garden by Eric Blasen in San Francisco’s Buena Vista Heights neighborhood was inspired by Tadao Ando. Photo by Marion Brenner.  Photo by: Marion Brenner

    Good Clean Fun: An urban garden by Eric Blasen in San Francisco’s Buena Vista Heights neighborhood was inspired by Tadao Ando. Photo by Marion Brenner.

    Photo by: Marion Brenner

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