Viewing Olmsted: Photographs by Robert Burley, Lee Friedlander, and Geoffrey James

Viewing Olmsted Photographs by Robert Burley Lee Friedlander and Geoffrey James interviews with the photographers conducted by David Harris Winner of the Quill Trowel Award sponsored by the Garden Writers Association of America GWAA Winner of the AIA th Annual Internationa

  • Title: Viewing Olmsted: Photographs by Robert Burley, Lee Friedlander, and Geoffrey James
  • Author: Phyllis Lambert
  • ISBN: 9780262621168
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • interviews with the photographers conducted by David Harris Winner of the 1998 Quill Trowel Award, sponsored by the Garden Writers Association of America GWAA Winner of the AIA 8th Annual International Architecture Book Award Related Arts Category In 1988, the Canadian Centre for Architecture began an extraordinary photographic commission to photograph theinterviews with the photographers conducted by David Harris Winner of the 1998 Quill Trowel Award, sponsored by the Garden Writers Association of America GWAA Winner of the AIA 8th Annual International Architecture Book Award Related Arts Category In 1988, the Canadian Centre for Architecture began an extraordinary photographic commission to photograph the present state of the parks, private estates, subdivisions, and cemeteries designed by Frederick Law Olmsted 1822 1903 , North America s most important landscape architect Photographers Robert Burley, Lee Friedlander, and Geoffrey James spent seven years visiting and revisiting Olmsted s landscapes from the best known, such as Central Park in New York and the Emerald Necklace in Boston, to the lesser known Lake Park in Milwaukee and Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland This book accompanies an exhibition of 160 photographs from the archive of over 900 images now in the CCA collection.The photographers witnessed how the sites change from season to season and through the years Burley was drawn to the interplay of public and private space within parks He was also interested in how a fixed, relatively timeless element such as a bridge, juxtaposed with plantings that change by the day, provides a field in which human activity changes by the minute Friedlander tended to explore the character of a space, how a slight change in viewing position or camera format can radically alter one s experience of it James, who has devoted much of his career to photographing Italian gardens, was most caught up in rendering the physical sensation of moving through the sites,which are so different in character from formal European gardens.The book features a prologue by Phyllis Lambert, essays by Paolo Costantini and John Szarkowski, 65 photographs from the exhibition reproduced in color and duotone , interviews with the photographers conducted by David Harris, and a list of the sites photographed Distributed for the Candian Centre for Architecture Centre Canadien d Architecture

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