UNFINISHED SPACES

By Alysa Nahmias and
Benjamin Murray

Winner of the 2014
SAH Award for Film and Video

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CALL FOR PAPERS

SAH is accepting abstracts
for the 2015 Annual Conference
in Chicago, April 15-19

Deadline June 6, 2014

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JOIN SAH IN PARIS

Experience the Maison de Verre, Villa Savoye & the Maison Louis Carré
 
Special event to 
benefit SAH Archipedia

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SAH Deadlines & Dates


Awards & Fellowships   Deadline 
SAH/Mellon Author Awards     6/1
H. Allen Brooks
Travelling Fellowship
 
 
10/1 
     
Call for Papers
  Deadline 
2015 Annual Conference
  6/1
     
Events
  Dates
SAH in Paris    7/11-7/12
Croatia Study Tour
  8/18-8/29


Blog




By Sandy Isenstadt via Places Journal

Great White Way
The lights of New York dazzled Vladimir Mayakovski when he came to visit in 1925. The revolutionary poet of modernism felt “a constant electrical breeze” in the great city, powering trains to the horizon and elevators to the stars, igniting the metropolitan elements; "the buildings are glowing with electricity,” he wrote. Bewitched, he stared hard into the dizzying views, his vision racing down the vanishing streets netted with wires and lights. [1] For Mayakovski, New York in the early 20th century was the frenzied heart of modernity, the new world metropolis where the self-conscious avant-garde aesthetic experiment of the old world was eclipsed by the unblinking gaze of blazing lamps, as if the white-hot heart of human consciousness itself were on display. 



Opportunities


  • Hellstrip Gardening: Paradise at the Curb

    Boston | Dates: 21 May, 2014
    From coast to coast, overlooked landscapes languish in parking strips and alongside driveways and alleys. These semi-public spaces don't often support healthy lawns, but they can host thriving gardens that add beauty and provide ecological services, dramatically improving their surroundings. Though curbside gardens present many challenges, their potential rewards can tempt you to give that leftover a make-over. Evelyn Hadden will address issues such as car, foot, and paw traffic; utility and maintenance equipment; restricted root zones, contaminated soil; covenants and city regulations and present dozens of plants and ideas for increasing the green in your neighborhood.
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  • Mariana Griswold van Rensselaer: A Landscape Critic in the Gilded Age

    Boston | Dates: 19 May, 2014
    Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer (1851-1934) was one of the premier figures in landscape writing and design at the turn of the twentieth century, at a moment when the amateur pursuit of gardening and the increasingly professionalized landscape design field were beginning to diverge. Her close relationship with Frederick Law Olmsted influenced her ideas on landscape gardening, and her interest in botany and geology shaped the ideas upon which her philosophy and art criticism were based. Judith Major presents the first in-depth study of the versatile critic and author, revealing Van Rensselaer’s vital role in this moment in the history of landscape architecture.
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  • 2014 Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour

    Atlanta | Dates: 10 – 11 May, 2014
    Celebrating 30 years of beauty, the 2014 Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour showcases eleven spectacular private gardens representing the finest in garden design. Delight in exploring exquisite design and enchanting planting ideas.
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