Monday 29 October 2012

Library of American Landscape History

Founded in 1992 and just celebrating its 20th anniversary, the mission of Library of American Landscape History (LALH) 'is to foster understanding of the fine art of landscape architecture and appreciation for North America’s richly varied landscape heritage through LALH books, exhibitions, and online resources.'

Written by leading historians in the field the LALH publishes books about significant North American landscapes and the people who created them.  They are are informative, engaging, and affordably priced.  

For example, Graceland Cemetery, a design history by Christopher Vernon explores Graceland Cemetery in Chicago which was founded in 1860 and developed over several decades by a series of landscape gardeners whose reputations today figure among the most important in the field. 

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