The ever-increasing need for low maintenance and drought-tolerant landscaping, especially with residential design, continues to define California’s regional approach to outdoor spaces. Whether it is a private garden in Northern California or a resort-like setting in Southern California, the post-war modernist landscape architects of years past, Thomas Church, Garrett Eckbo, Lawrence Halprin remain an active resource for many of today’s leading landscape architects throughout the state.
Though styles and aesthetics vary, and plants have become more egalitarian and palettes have expanded, the importance of creating a unique emotional connection to nature continues to be the underlying theme for landscape architects, past and present. In this talk, Jeffrey Head discusses several contemporary landscape architecture projects that reflect the ideas of Church, Eckbo and Halprin and their forward-minded vision, notions of space, environment, and experience. Seeing these connections shows the dynamic and modern contributions being made today.
Jeffrey Head writes about art, architecture and design. He has written for various publications including; The Architect’s Newspaper, Architectural Record, Metropolis, Modern, and The Los Angeles Times. He is the author of Paul Evans: Designer & Sculptor, and No Nails, No Lumber - The Bubble Houses of Wallace Neff. He was a contributing writer for, Modern Americana: Studio Furniture From High Craft to High Glam, Hand in Hand: California Mid-Century Designs of Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, Lustron Stories and Craig Ellwood: Self-Made Modern.
A book signing of Jeffrey Head’s books on Regional Landscape Architecture for Northern and for Southern California will follow his presentation.
Things to Know
This event is for all ages.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.
Event Check-in Location
Modernism Week CAMP Theater, 575 N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: Lisa Gimmy Landscape Architecture, photo John Ellis. Roche + Roche Landscape Architecture, photo Marion Brenner. Shades of Green Landscape Architecture, photo Marion Brenner. Surface Design Landscape Architecture, photo Marion Brenner. Terremoto, photo Caitlin Atkinson. Terremoto, photo Caitlin Atkinson.
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