Spring is the perfect time to bring this wonderful resource to your attention. The Cultural Landscape Foundation website is a repository of one thousand sites of exquisite landscape architecture; the above photo is taken from the 1000th location, the Lily Pool in Chicago Illinois. The database is called What’s Out There and it is searchable by name, style, or type of landscape.
But that is just one aspect of this incredibly rich website. The Oral History Project captures some of the pioneers of landscape architecture, such as this woman, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, preeminent Canadian landscape architect for over 60 years.
The video vignettes are topical, relatively short, and foster historical research in a different way. Currently there are 7 individuals being profiled but the project is ongoing.
The website also includes interactive teaching modules, research queries, and online exhibits. Bravo TCLF!
Thanks to the Morgan Library via Twitter
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