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A series of four lectures on the American Spirit of Landscape is being organized by the Graycliff Conservancy for 2012. The first two will take place in May in the auditorium of the Burchfield-Penney Art Center at 1300 Elmwood Ave in Buffalo, NY. Two additional lectures will take place this fall. More details after the jump... GRAYCLIFF LECTURES 2012: THE AMERICAN SPIRIT OF LANDSCAPE, PART I Dr. Charles Beveridge: Into the Future: Frederick Law Olmsted...




 

 

Screen shot 2012-05-02 at 9.10.17 AMA series of four lectures on the American Spirit of Landscape is being organized by the Graycliff Conservancy for 2012. The first two will take place in May in the auditorium of the Burchfield-Penney Art Center at 1300 Elmwood Ave in Buffalo, NY. Two additional lectures will take place this fall. More details after the jump...

GRAYCLIFF LECTURES 2012: THE AMERICAN SPIRIT OF LANDSCAPE, PART I
Dr. Charles Beveridge: Into the Future: Frederick Law Olmsted and Succeeding Generations
 
Date: May 9, 2012
Time: 7 pm
Location: Burchfield-Penney Art Center

Dr. Charles E. Beveridge is the editor of the seven-volume The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, (American University, Washington, D.C.) and the author of Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing the American Landscape (Rizzoli, 2005) He is a frequent consultant on Olmsted parks nationally, including the Buffalo Olmsted Parks. Dr. Beveridge is widely considered the foremost authority on the life and work of Frederick Law Olmsted.

The lecture series is presented with support from the New York State Council on the Arts and with the cooperation of the Burchfield-Penney Art Center and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks.

Admission for each lecture will be $10; or $5 for Graycliff and/or Burchfield Penney Art Center members and volunteers. No reservations are necessary.

Presented with support from the New York State Council on the Arts. Special thanks to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy,the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, and Embassy Suites Hotel Buffalo.
 
Coming up on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, also at 7 pm at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center:
THE AMERICAN SPIRIT OF LANDSCAPE, PART II
 
Charles Birnbaum: Beyond the Silos: Historic Preservation, Design and Cultural Landscape  

Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR, is the Founder and President of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) in Washington, DC. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the American Academy in Rome. Prior to joining TCLF, Birnbaum spent fifteen years as the coordinator of the National Park Service Historic Landscape Initiative (HLI) and a decade in private practice in New York City with a focus on landscape preservation and urban design.

He has written and edited numerous publications including Shaping the American Landscape (UVA Press, 2009), Design with Culture: Claiming America’s Landscape Heritage (UVA Press 2005), Preserving Modern Landscape Architecture (1999) and its follow-up publication, Making Post-War Landscapes Visible (2004, both for Spacemaker Press.  He is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post.

For more details, visit the Graycliff website here.

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