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Thursday, May 23, 5:30 – 7:15 pm
31 West 57th Street, New York City
Just in time for summer, Francesca Cigola introduces us to the best sculpture parks across the United States. Join us for a book signing and celebration!
Francesca Cigola is an Italian architect and writer based in New York City.
April is National Landscape Architecture Month. As the days get longer and warmer, we’ll be spending more time outside. Get ready to be reacquainted with nature by reading a selection of our newest titles:
This title presents twelve examples of the firm’s innovative brand
of sustainable design.
Australian-born landscape designer Bernard Trainor has made it his life’s work to capture the wild soul of his adopted home of Northern California. This book showcases ten of his most ambitious and inspiring gardens through gorgeous photography and detailed project descriptions.
Aside from their purely practical uses, trees are appreciated for their beauty and have long served as important elements in designed landscapes. This is the first book to focus on what author Gina Crandell calls the “largest living architectural structures”—masses of trees that form expressive spaces all over the world.
Kengo Kuma. Baños en un manantial. Atami, Japón.
Photo: Daici Ano
Hall’s Ridge, landscape design by Bernard Trainor
Santa Lucia Preserve, Monterey, California
Photographs by Jason Liske
From Landprints: The Landscape Designs of Bernard Trainor, coming this April.
Trees have long been one of mankind’s most utilized natural resources. In addition to their many practical uses, trees function as objects of beauty and provide the structure for designed landscapes. Gina Crandell’s Tree Gardens is the first book to examine what she calls the world’s “largest living architectural structures.” Case studies cover fifteen sites in eight countries, ranging from 16th-century plantings in Europe to the recently opened 9/11 Memorial forest in New York City.
The success of these gardens is due in part to their aesthetic design—their scale, context, selection and spacing of tree species—but also to their ongoing management. Crandell celebrates these dynamic architectural structures and the active management techniques that will help them flourish in the coming decades and centuries.
From Tree Gardens: Architecture and the Forest, available now.
Landprints advances arrived today! Beautiful landscapes by Bernard Trainor & Associates - books available this Spring.
Don’t miss the trailer for the new documentary Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty, which will have its world premiere on December 2 at the historic Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham, North Carolina. Dougherty is the subject of our 2010 monograph Stickwork. Fun fact: his stick sculptures are never taken down; they are left to eventually disintegrate into the landscape.
We are proud to announce the launch of Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park, the first in our new Modern Landscapes series. Join author Ann Komara and series editor Charles Birnbaum for a conversation on the park’s conception, construction, and use before its redesign in 2003—and the launch of the Modern Landscapes series. Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park showcases the acclaimed landscape designer’s urban renewal effort for downtown Denver in the 1970s.
The Modern Landscapes series is produced with The Cultural Landscape Foundation and focuses on mid-century works that have been demolished or have undergone a significant transformation.
Book & Series Launch Event:
Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park
Van Alen Books
Thursday, October 25, 7pm