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MON-A03 - Masters of Modern Landscape Architecture: Three Case Studies

Monday, October 23
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM


Join three inaugural authors of the Library of American Landscape History’s new series, Masters of Modern Landscape Architecture, for illustrated lectures on the work of Lawrence Halprin, James Rose, and Ruth Shellhorn, and a Q & A that encourages discussion about how to pursue your own research and publication ideas.

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Kelly Comras

Kelly Comras Landscape Architecture (KCLA)

Kelly Comras is a licensed landscape architect and a member of the State Bar of California. Her practice focuses on community-based open space design. She conducts research, publishes, and lectures on topics relating to mid-century landscape design, is a Founding Member of the Stewardship Council for The Cultural Landscape Foundation, and Past-President of the California Garden & Landscape History Society. Comras has received numerous national and regional awards for her landscape architectural designs, community work, and publications. She is author of Ruth Shellhorn, University of Georgia Press/Library of American Landscape History, 2016. A companion documentary was released in 2015.


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Dean Cardasis

Professor Emeritus
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Dean Cardasis, FASLA, is professor emeritus in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers University and a partner at Cave Hill Landscape Architects. In these capacities, he has taught design studios and published on modern and contemporary landscape design history and theory, while producing nationally published and awarded gardens, parks and memorials of his own. As Director of the James Rose Center he has documented and otherwise helped to preserve Rose's work, while administering programs that address the transformation of suburbia in the age of sustainability. He has recently completed a biography of Rose entitled, James Rose: A Voice Offstage.


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Kenneth I. Helphand

Philip H. Knight Professor of Landscape Architecture Emeritus
University of Oregon

Kenneth Helphand received distinguished teaching awards from University of Oregon and Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. He lectures and has authored numerous articles and reviews on landscape history, theory, and the contemporary American landscape. He has written several award-winning books, served as editor of Landscape Journal, is a Fellow of CELA, an Honorary Member of the Israel Association of Landscape Architects, a Bradford Williams Medal recipient, and former Chair of the Senior Fellows in Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks. Helphand is the author of Lawrence Halprin, University of Georgia Press and Library of American Landscape History, 2017.


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MON-A03 - Masters of Modern Landscape Architecture: Three Case Studies

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