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Author Helphand, Kenneth I., author.

Title Lawrence Halprin / Kenneth I. Helphand.

Publication Info. Athens : The University of Georgia Press ; Amherst, Massachusetts : Library of American Landscape History, [2017]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction New - WOLY-11  712 HAL    AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
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Series Masters of modern landscape design
Masters of modern landscape design.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-226) and index.
Contents Overview -- Caygill Garden -- Halprin Dance Deck -- Old Orchard Shopping Center -- Sea Ranch -- Nicollet Mall -- Ghirardelli Square -- University of California, Santa Cruz -- Portland Open Space Sequence -- Freeway Park -- The Willamette Valley : choices for the future -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial -- Levi Strauss Plaza -- The Haas Promenade and the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Promenade -- Yosemite Falls Trail -- Sigmund Stern Recreation Grove -- Appendix : comparative scale drawings of selected sites.
Summary During a career spanning six decades, Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009) became one of the most prolific and outspoken landscape architects of his generation. He took on challenging new project types, developing a multidisciplinary practice while experimenting with adaptive reuse and ecological designs for new shopping malls, freeways, and urban parks. In his lifelong effort to improve the American landscape, Halprin celebrated the creative process as a form of social activism.A native New Yorker, Halprin earned degrees from Cornell and the University of Wisconsin before completing his design degree at Harvard. In 1945 he joined Thomas Church's firm, where he collaborated on the iconic Donnell Garden. He opened his own San Francisco office in 1949, where he initially focused on residential commissions in the Bay Area, completing close to three hundred in ten years' time. By the 1960s the firm had gained recognition for significant urban renewal projects such as Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco (1962-68), Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis (1962-67), and Freeway Park in Seattle (1970-74). Halprin used his conception of a Sierra stream as the catalyst for the Portland Open Space Sequence, a series of parks featuring great fountains that linked housing and civic space in the inner city.A charismatic speaker and passionate artist, Halprin designed landscapes that reflected the democratic and participatory ethic characteristic of his era. He communicated his ideas as well in lectures, books, exhibits, and performances. Along with his contemporary Ian McHarg, Halprin was his generation's great proselytizer for landscape architecture as environmental design. Throughout his long career, he strived to develop poetic and symbolic landscapes that, in his words, could articulate a culture's most spiritual values.
Subject Halprin, Lawrence.
Halprin, Lawrence. (OCoLC)fst00005888
Landscape architects -- United States -- Biography.
Landscape architecture -- History -- 20th century.
Landscape architecture -- History -- 21st century.
Landscape architects. (OCoLC)fst00991793
Landscape architecture. (OCoLC)fst00991814
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Library of American Landscape History, issuing body.
ISBN 9780820352077 (paperback) (alkaline paper)
0820352071 (paperback) (alkaline paper)

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