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Landscape Architecture & the Environment

[de Forest, Lockwood] Lockwood de Forest, Jr.: A Master Revealed

A study of Lockwood de Forest, Jr., one of Southern California's premier landscape architects in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. The son of a prominent painter, he spent his early years as an artist which influenced his landscape design innovations with art forms from both Western and Eastern cultures. Filled with historical images and footage of de Forest's landscapes. 2002. 35 min.

[Eckbo, Garrett] Interview With Garrett Eckbo.

Landscape architect Garrett Eckbo talks about his life, architectural projects and professional theories. 1981. 59 min.

[Halprin, Lawrence]Veto Virtual Reality

Landscape architect Lawrence Halperin, whose projects include Sea Ranch and Oakland's Lake Merritt, discusses issues of environmental design, landscape architecture and why he dislikes computers. Lecture is followed by questions for the student audience. Presented at the University of California, Davis on May 18, 1995. 103 min.

[Jackson, J.B.] J.B. Jackson and the Love of Everyday Places

By visually focusing on what he calls the vernacular or common (the places where we live, walk, shop, work and play) scholar J.B. Jackson guides viewers on a tour of the world in which they live, inspiring them to find beauty and complexity in what is usually considered mundane. 1988. 59 min.

[Olmsted, Frederick Law] Frederick Law Olmsted.

This film documents the creation of Olmsted's first major work, New York City's Central Park in 1858. The project was fraught with obstacles--political, financial, and topographical--yet the completed park serves as a testament to Olmsted's unique and pioneering vision. Chicago, Ill.: Home Vision, 1990. 58 min.

[Olmsted, Frederick Law] Olmsted And Central Park.

Presents many views of New York's Central Park as it is today and briefly traces the designing of this park by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. 1983. 30 min.

[Olmsted, Frederick Law] Retaining the Olmsted Legacy

Frederick Law Olmsted's vision for the parks of Louisville included naturalized features that depended on dry stone construction. This film explains his philosophy through the words and plans of the current Conservancy president, park's engineer and landscape architect. Presents step by step instuctions on the reconstruction of a road retaining wall bordering Cherokee Park and a new bridle-trail wall in Iroquois Park. 2001. 41 min.

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