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Lawrence Halprin & Associates

Lawrence Halprin & Associates

  • Author: Lawrence Halprin & Associates
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architectural firms
  • Page: 180
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Lawrence Halprin

Lawrence Halprin

  • Author: Kenneth I. Helphand
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 0820352071
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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During a career spanning six decades, Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009) became one of the most prolific and outspoken landscape architects of his generation. He took on challenging new project types, developing a multidisciplinary practice while experimenting with adaptive reuse and ecological designs for new shopping malls, freeways, and urban parks. In his lifelong effort to improve the American landscape, Halprin celebrated the creative process as a form of social activism. A native New Yorker, Halprin earned degrees from Cornell and the University of Wisconsin before completing his design degree at Harvard. In 1945 he joined Thomas Church's firm, where he collaborated on the iconic Donnell Garden. He opened his own San Francisco office in 1949, where he initially focused on residential commissions in the Bay Area, completing close to three hundred in ten years' time. By the 1960s the firm had gained recognition for significant urban renewal projects such as Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco (1962-68), Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis (1962-67), and Freeway Park in Seattle (1970-74). Halprin used his conception of a Sierra stream as the catalyst for the Portland Open Space Sequence, a series of parks featuring great fountains that linked housing and civic space in the inner city. A charismatic speaker and passionate artist, Halprin designed landscapes that reflected the democratic and participatory ethic characteristic of his era. He communicated his ideas as well in lectures, books, exhibits, and performances. Along with his contemporary Ian McHarg, Halprin was his generation's great proselytizer for landscape architecture as environmental design. Throughout his long career, he strived to develop poetic and symbolic landscapes that, in his words, could "articulate a culture's most spiritual values."

Rōrensu Harupurin No Suketchibukku

Rōrensu Harupurin No Suketchibukku

  • Author: Lawrence Halprin
  • Publisher: International Specialized Book Service Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architects
  • Page: 199
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The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin

The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin

  • Author: Charles Birnbaum
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780997318128
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City Choreographer

City Choreographer

Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America

  • Author: Alison Bick Hirsch
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 1452940975
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 320
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One of the most prolific and influential landscape architects of the twentieth century, Lawrence Halprin (1916–2009) was best known for the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C., and Sea Ranch, the iconic planned community in California. These projects, as well as vibrant public spaces throughout the country—from Ghirardelli Square and Market Street in San Francisco to Lovejoy Fountain Park in Portland and Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis—grew out of a participatory design process that was central to Halprin’s work and is proving ever more relevant to urban design today. In City Choreographer, urban designer and historian Alison Bick Hirsch explains and interprets this creative process, called the RSVP Cycles, referring to the four components: resources, score, valuation, and performance. With access to a vast archive of drawings and documents, Hirsch provides the first close-up look at how Halprin changed our ideas about urban landscapes. As an urban pioneer, he found his frontier in the nation’s densely settled metropolitan areas during the 1960s. Blurring the line between observer and participant, he sought a way to bring openness to the rigidly controlled worlds of architectural modernism and urban renewal. With his wife, Anna, a renowned avant-garde dancer and choreographer, Halprin organized workshops involving artists, dancers, and interested citizens that produced “scores,” which then informed his designs. City Choreographer situates Halprin within the larger social, artistic, and environmental ferment of the 1960s and 1970s. In doing so, it demonstrates his profound impact on the shape of landscape architecture and his work’s widening reach into urban and regional development and contemporary concerns of sustainability.

Anna Halprin

Anna Halprin

  • Author: Libby Worth,Helen Poynor
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415273299
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 196
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This guidebook traces the life's work of radical dance-maker Anna Halprin, documenting her early career as a modern dancer in the 1940s through to the development of her groundbreaking approach to dance as an accessible and life-enhancing art form. Tracing the evolution of the San Francisco Dancers' Workshop, it explores Halprin's connections with the avant-garde theatre, music, visual art and architecture of the 1950s and 60s, and analyses her work from this period. Anna Halprin not only offers a useful introduction to the life and work of this major figure, but also provides an important historical guide to a time when dance was first explored beyond the confines of the theatre and considered as a healing art for individuals and communities.

The Sea Ranch

The Sea Ranch

  • Author: Donlyn Lyndon,James Alinder,Donald Canty,Lawrence Halprin
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • ISBN: 1568983867
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 304
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This monograph, illustrated with over three hundred new photographs by Jim Alinder and including maps, plans, detailed descriptions of selected houses, an account of the development process and land management issues, as well as essays by Donald Canty and Lawrence Halprin, presents the definitive portrait of The Sea Ranch."--Jacket.