Landscape Architecture

Posted November 30, 2018

'Shaping the Postwar Landscape'

Shaping the Postwar Landscape, a new volume in the reference project Pioneers of American Landscape Design (University of Virginia Press, 2018), profiles several former faculty and alumni of PennDesign among the most important figures in landscape architecture in the second half of the twentieth century.

PennDesign Dean and Paley Professor Frederick Steiner writes about his mentor Ian L. McHarg, who established the Department of Landscape Architecture. Mary Myers (MCP’79) contributed a profile of former faculty member John F. Collins. Karina R. Bishop (MSHP’13) writes on the career of George E. Patton, who taught at the School and designed 17 projects for the University. The book also contains articles on alumni Joseph P. Karr (MLA’61), Harriet Pattison (MLA’67), and Peter Ker Walker (MLA’62). Lawrence Halprin, who is represented in the collections of the School’s Architectural Archives, is also included.

In addition to Dean Steiner, Alison B. Hirsch (MSHP’05, PhD’08 Architecture) and Richard Longstreth (BA’68) contributed entries to the volume.