Monday, September 24, 2007
Library of American Landscape History
I got my View, Summer 2007 edition in the mail this week. It is from the Library of American Landscape History. It is a great read and I recommend it.
Some of the books in my collection available through LALH are:
Midwestern Landscape Architecture
Edited by William H. Tishler
An easy read that you will want to go through several times.
The Muses of Gwinn: Art and Nature in a Garden Designed by Warren H. Manning, Charles A. Platt, and Ellen Biddle Shipman
I've not had a chance to read this one yet. I just received it.
Pioneers of American Landscape Design
Charles A. Birnbaum and Robin Karson, Editors
A must for anyone interested in LA History. I can't believe it is out of print.
The Prairie Spirit in Landscape Gardening
I have read this book and referred back to it on numerous occasions. It is really the theory of prairie landscapes as done by Jensen and Caldwell. I find some of it directed at a more agrarian society of the past. However, there are many clear and simple truths that I find easy to read and understand that Jensen and other Prairie writers didn't write as clear.