Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Motion and Notation

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Brooklyn-born icon of modern landscape architecture Lawrence Halprin died this past Sunday at the age of 93. Halprin co-designed Seattle's Freeway Park (pictured above), among many other well-known projects. From the New York Times' obituary:
“He almost single-handedly reclaimed the city as the purview of the landscape architect,” said Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation.... He claimed little interest in decoration or prettiness, but cared deeply how people would move through a created space.
Halprin had a really interesting life – read about it here.

[Much more about Freeway Park in a future post.]

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