Robin Karson and Jonathan Lippincott on Publishing Fine Books on American Landscape History: The Impact of LALH

  • 06/15/2022
  • 5:30 PM
  • 6/15/2022 5:30 PM CT In-person program at ULCC, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago IL 60604. Advance registration required via website by 5:30 PM CST 6/10/2022


  • Speaker and speaker's guest; event administrator, A/V technician
  • Program, Dinner, and Cash Bar
  • Program, Dinner, and Cash Bar
  • Does NOT include dinner.
  • Program will be live streamed and Zoom attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A.

Registration is closed

June Evening Program

Library of American Landscape History (LALH), based in Amherst, Massachusetts, is considered the leading publisher of books about the history of American landscape design, from parks to gardens, campuses, and city plans. Since its founding in 1992, the organization has published more than 40 titles on topics ranging from early twentieth-century practitioners, such as John Nolen and Ellen Shipman, to mid-century modernists, such as Ruth Shellhorn and Lawrence Halprin. Karson and Lippincott will discuss the mission and history of LALH, the preservation impact of LALH books on American landscapes nationwide, and the future of this unique non-profit publisher.

Robin Karson, founder and editorial director of LALH, is the author of many articles and several books, including Fletcher Steele, Landscape Architect (1989); The Muses of Gwinn (1995); A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era (2007); and, as coeditor, Pioneers of American Landscape Design (2000) and Warren H. Manning, Landscape Architect and Environmental Planner (2017). In 2022 she received the Sarah Chapman Francis Medal for Literary Achievement from the Garden Club of America.

Jonathan D. Lippincott is the publisher of LALH and the author of Robert Murray: Sculpture (2019) and Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s (2010). Since 2002, he has designed LALH books, and he is also the designer of VIEW, the LALH annual magazine.

Fee: $70 with a cash-only bar including beer, wine, or soda only. Credit cards and debit cards will not be accepted.

Program only and Zoom only options are free with mandatory registration.

Books: Registering for this program will allow you the opportunity to pre-purchase copies of Beauty of the Wild for $32.00 and/or Olmstead and Yosemite: Civil War, Abolition, and the National Park Idea for $25.50.

For those not attending the live program, books may be purchased and shipped: Beauty of the Wild for $35.00 and/or Olmstead and Yosemite: Civil War, Abolition, and the National Park Idea for $28.50.

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