The landscape architecture of lawrence halprin
presented by the cultural landscape foundation at the A+D museum
SEPTEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 31, 2017
Friday, October 20 | 7 - 10 pm
Featuring fifty-six newly commissioned photographs by leading landscape photographers, the exhibition offers an overview of the life and work of landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009). Organized during the 2016 during the centennial anniversary of Halprin’s birth by The Cultural Landscape Foundation, the exhibition includes recently rediscovered residential projects created early in his career in the 1950s to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C., capstone projects such as Stern Grove in San Francisco and the Yosemite Falls approach, and significant postmodernist projects in the Los Angeles area including a sequence of public parks in DTLA including Grand Hope Park, the Bunker Hill Steps, Maguire Gardens and Plaza Las Fuentes in Pasadena. The exhibition both honors the influential designer and calls attention to the need for informed and effective stewardship of his irreplaceable legacy.
The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color gallery guide, The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, written by Charles A. Birnbaum FASLA, FAAR, President and CEO, and Nord Wennerstrom, Director of Communications, and published by The Cultural Landscape Foundation.
Click here to view the complimentary online exhibition with additional photography, recollections by clients and colleagues, and segments of a video oral history with Halprin.