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Birnbaum, Charles A.
Shaping the Postwar LandscapeNew Profiles from the Pioneers of American Landscape Design Project
Edited by Charles A. Birnbaum and Scott Craver
Shaping the Postwar Landscape is the latest contribution to the Cultural Landscape Foundation’s well-known reference project, Pioneers of American Landscape Design, the first volume of which appeared nearly a quarter of a century ago. The present collection features profiles of seventy-two... More
Shaping the American LandscapeNew Profiles from the Pioneers of American Landscape Design Project
Charles A. Birnbaum and Stephanie Foell, eds.
Shaping the American Landscape explores the lives and work of 151 professionals who quite literally shaped both the land itself and our ideas of what the American landscape means. Although the contributors consider many important figures from the past, the book breaks new ground by including... More
Design with CultureClaiming America's Landscape Heritage
Charles A. Birnbaum and Mary V. Hughes, eds.
Often viewed as nostalgic and inauthentic, the work of early preservationists has frequently been underrated by modern practitioners. Rather than considering early preservation within its historical context, many modern preservationists judge their predecessors’ work by contemporary standards,... More