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Perspectives on Place

Moderated by Keith N. Morgan, Director of Architectural Studies, Boston University

Thursday, December 11, 2014
“Dwelling in Landscape”
Daniel Bluestone, Director, Preservation Studies Program, Boston University

6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Lecture
Wheelock College
43 Hawes Street, Brookline, MA

Professor Bluestone will explore the changing theories and practices that have guided designers in building residences within the broader landscape and in shaping landscapes surrounding residences. He frames the changing theories of prospect and aspect as they guided ideas about the appropriate relationship between residence and site in constituting a domestic landscape, focused primarily on the United States from the late 18th century to the early 21st century.

Seating is limited and reservations are required: email friendsoffairsted@gmail.com. Limited street parking is available. Public parking is not allowed in the Wheelock parking lot. Venue is easily accessible by MBTA Green Line “C” (Hawes Street) or “D” (Longwood) trains.

Lecture co-sponsored by: National Park Service; Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site; Wheelock College; Boston Society of Landscape Architects; Boston University History of Art and Architecture Department; Charles River Conservancy; Emerald Necklace Conservancy; Community Outreach Group, Inc; The Fenway Alliance; Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery; Friends of the Public Garden; High Street Hill Association; Historic New England; Library of American Landscape History; Massachusetts Historical Society National Association for Olmsted Parks; New England Landscape Design History Association New England Chapter; Society of Architectural Historians; The Trustees of Reservations


Thursday, March 12, 2015
Gary Hilderbrand, Partner, Reed-Hilderbrand Landscape Architects and Profesor in Practice of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design

6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Lecture
Wheelock College
43 Hawes Street, Brookline, MA

Talk: “Arthur Shurcliff and the Design of Colonial Williamsburg”

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

This lecture is FREE but requires registration. To register, please see the Arnold Arboretum’s Adult Education Program page here.

6:00pm Book Signing, 7:00pm Lecture

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Jamaica Way, Jamaica Plain, MA

Elizabeth Hope Cushing, author of Arthur A. Shurcliff: Design, Preservation, and the Creation of Colonial Williamsburg, published by the Library of American Landscape History, will speak about her product of years of detailed research based in part on previously inac­cessible records. Cushing has brought Shurcliff to life as one of the most fascinating landscape architects and preservationists of his time.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of Fairsted, Arnold Arboretum, the Library of American Landscape History, Boston Society of Landscape Architects, and the Esplanade Association.

Olmsted NHS Fall Walks and Talks

The rangers at Olmsted NHS are presenting an exciting array of walks and talks focusing on Olmsted and landscape architecture this fall. A complete list of walks and talks offered by the National Park Service, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site can be found here.

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How to Get Here

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic is open with regularly-scheduled public tours offered on Fridays and Saturdays.

Further information, including hours, tour times and directions, is available at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site’s website or by calling 617-566-1689 Monday through Saturday.

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