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November 2018

NYBG: LANDSCAPE DESIGN PORTFOLIOS LECTURE SERIES

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Scandanavia House, 58 Park Avenue
New York, NY United States
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$23 – $26

TIME, PLACE & STORY: DESIGN AT THE CROSSROADS Thomas Woltz: At the Interface of Ecology and Culture For 20 years, Thomas Woltz, FASLA, CLARB, NZILA, has practiced landscape architecture at the intersection of art, ecology and culture. As the owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW), he has led the design of public parks across North America, Australia and New Zealand, each demonstrating NBW’s commitment to extensive site research, community collaboration, native ecologies, and site history. The resulting designs restore the essential stories and ecologies of public lands while building inclusive, resilient…

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NYBG: PICTURESQUE: CELEBRATING SUBLIME NATURE

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

European ideas of beauty expanded in the 18th century, giving rise to a landscape design form that became known as “Picturesque,” an aesthetic quality inspired by majestic, awe-inspiring scenes in rugged nature. In this pair of talks, noted garden historians will explore how the Picturesque ideal impacted the work of Englishman Humphry Repton, as well as the designs of Andrew Jackson Downing and Frederick Law Olmsted. The Unlikely Genius of Humphry Repton Friday, November 16, 2018 10–11:30 a.m. Designing for Democracy Friday, December 7,…

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