Central Park Expert Elizabeth Barlow Rogers To Speak At The University Of Virginia Oct. 21
October 10, 2005 --
WHO: Elizabeth Barlow Rogers
WHAT: The Benjamin C. Howland, Jr. Memorial Lecture at the School of Architecture — “Art of the Park and Art in the Park: Frederick Law Olmsted Meets Christo and Jeanne-Claude”
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 21, 5–6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 153
Garden and landscape architecture historian Elizabeth Barlow Rogers will give the annual Benjamin C. Howland Memorial Lecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Roger’s talk “Art of the Park and Art in the Park: Frederick Law Olmsted Meets Christo and Jeanne-Claude,” will be given on Friday, Oct. 21, 5 to 6:30 p.m., in Campbell Hall, Room 153.
Rogers is the author of “Frederick Law Olmsted’s New York” and “Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History.”
In the 1970s and 1980s Rogers was the key figure behind the restoration of Central Park and has a broad perspective on the park’s history, planning, programming and fundraising. She is currently revising her book “Rebuilding Central Park” to include the work done on the park over the past 20 years.
Rogers is the recipient of numerous awards for her work as a writer and landscape preservationist including the John Burroughs Medal for “The Forests and Wetlands of New York City,” which also was nominated for a National Book Award and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ 2001 Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts. In July 2005 she was honored with one of the top awards given by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the LaGasse Medal. The award “recognizes individuals who have made notable contributions to the management and conservancy of natural resources and/or public lands.”
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