Letter from the Chair
2010 is proving to be an inspirational year for many. I hope that around the world, the future looks promising for you and those important to you.
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Vigeland Park, Oslo, Norway
There are many fascinating places to visit throughout Scandinavia. The Scandinavians are known for their innovative design and support of public works of art. One such place is Vigeland Park, situated near the center of the city of Oslo, Norway. It is a spectacular public park conceived and designed by a Norwegian sculptor by the name of Gustav Vigeland.
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Normative Theory: A Look at “The Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Europe”
“The Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Europe,” created by American designer Peter Eisenmen in collaboration with the OLIN Partnership, is effective at subtly representing the Jews’ treatment during the Holocaust to an educated and mature audience.
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Longmen Grottoes of China (Dragon Gate)
Around the world, there are still many landscape architectural sites that merit prominence in the literature. This is especially true in China, where the inclusion and study of significant sites was hampered by political events for several centuries. However, over the last 30 years, during a period of openness and world harmony, scholars have been able to visit these notable places and describe landscape architectural designs for others to understand and appreciate.
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“Fragmentary-era” Garden in Chaumont, 2008
The gardens of Chaumont, France overlook the Loire River Valley and are adjacent to a French chateau. In this setting, a competition is held each year to feature a collection of temporary gardens, with a theme for the gardens and entrants. Several of the designs are selected and built in the spring and then enjoyed in the summer and fall.
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International Conferences -- Past and Upcoming
I had the privilege of attending two conferences and visiting a landscape studies program in Europe in 2008. Below are brief summaries of those and subsequent events.
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Letter from the Chair
Vigeland Park, Oslo, Norway
Normative Theory: A Look at “The Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Europe”
Longmen Grottoes of China (Dragon Gate)
“Fragmentary-era” Garden in Chaumont, 2008
International Conferences -- Past and Upcoming
 

 

Erik Mustonen, ASLA, Chair
(780) 423-4990
esmustonen@yahoo.com