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Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park

Princeton Architectural Press

By Ann Komara

6 x 9 in; 144 pp;
Paperback
August 2012
ISBN 9781616890919
ISBN10 1616890916

SKU# 9781616890919

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The first volume in our new Modern Landscapes:
Transition and Transformation series, Lawrence
Halprin’s Skyline Park showcases the acclaimed
landscape designer’s urban renewal effort for downtown
Denver in the 1970s. Drawing on the rugged beauty of
the city’s natural surroundings for inspiration, Halprin
created a signature landmark of sunken fountains, walls,
and berms that served as an urban promenade and an
oasis from the surrounding streets.
Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park


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Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park

The first volume in our new Modern Landscapes: Transition and Transformation series, Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park showcases the acclaimed landscape designer’s urban renewal effort for downtown Denver in the 1970s. Drawing on the rugged beauty of the city’s natural surroundings for inspiration, Halprin created a signature landmark of sunken fountains, walls, and berms that served as an urban promenade and an oasis from the surrounding streets. This monograph honors the legacy of Halprin’s original work by presenting the most complete documentation available of the park’s conception, construction, and use before its total redesign in 2003.

• The first book on a highly influential designer’s important modern landscape project
• Appeals to architects, urban planners, and urban historians
• Features new photography, archival drawings, and original documentation
• Provides a cautionary tale and a best practices model for landscape architects
• Includes a foreword by series editor Charles Birnbaum, president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation; an essay by Laurie Olin; and an epilogue by Lawrence Halprin

 

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6 x 9 in; 144 pp;
Paperback
August 2012
ISBN 9781616890919
ISBN10 1616890916
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