SAHARA Highlights: Green

by SAHARA Co-Editors Jacqueline Spafford and Mark Hinchman, and Associate Editor Jeannine Keefer | Nov 14, 2023

This month’s highlights focus on the many green spaces and landscapes captured in the SAHARA collection. Locations span the globe and serve as spaces for contemplation, commemoration, recreation, work, or simply as the landscape around a structure. The vibrancy of these greens can be affected by the time of day, the film or camera used, or your screen. 

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Unknown landscape/garden planners from Kalisz and Josef Chrzanowski, “The Medieval Castle” at The Belzig von Kreutz Family Summer Estate Garden, ca 1880–1900, Koscielec, Poland. Photo: Makary Gorzynski, 2012

Francisco Prieto Moreno, Sultan’s Garden (Courtyard of the Cypresses), 1302–1309, gardens rebuilt 1931–1951, Granada, Spain. Photo: Nathaniel Walker, 2005

Edwin Lutyens, Folly Farm, home built in 17th century, expanded by Lutyens in 1906 and 1912, Sulhamstead, England. Photo: Richard Longstreth, 2012

Yejia Garden (Ye Family Garden), 1920s, Yangpu District, Shanghai, China. Photo: Qing Mei

People’s Park, Lily Pond, after 1949, Shanghai, China. Photo: Dell Upton, 2016

Monastery and Temple Gardens, Thien Mu Pagoda complex, 1601–2014, Huế, Vietnam. Photo: Jackie Spafford, 2014

Green and Wicks, Martha T. Williams Camp, 1901–1904, Old Forge, NY. Photo: Richard Guy Wilson

Claude Monet, Monet’s Water Garden, 1893–1926, Giverny, France. Photo: Allan T. Kohl, 1994

Vals, 1910–1960, Vals Platz, Switzerland. Photo: Esther Choi, 2014

Founded in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is an international nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs.

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