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Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park

Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park

Princeton Architectural Press

By Ann Komara

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

• 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

More Details

Size: 6 x 9 in;
Pages: 144 pp;
Format: Paperback
Publication: August 2012
ISBN: 9781616890919
ISBN10: 1616890916

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