Foundation for Landscape Studies
The Foundation for Landscape Studies has contributed nearly 8,000 images to the Artstor Digital Library. The selection provides a survey of global landscape studies, including gardens, parks, cities, suburbs, rural areas, and the humanized wilderness. A subset of the collection consists of engravings from rare books dating from the 16th through early 20th century.
The Foundation for Landscape Studies is a not-for-profit corporation with a mission to foster an active understanding of the importance of place in human life. To this end, the foundation initiates collaborative projects that promote landscape history and landscape design, theory, and practice.
Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, president of the Foundation, is a noted landscape historian, park preservationist, and writer. She served as the first Central Park Administrator, a position created by Mayor Edward I. Koch, and she was instrumental in the founding of the Central Park Conservancy. In 2002 she created the Garden History and Landscape Studies curriculum at the Bard Graduate Center. Her publications include: The Forests and Wetlands of New York City (1971), Frederick Law Olmsted’s New York< (1972), Rebuilding Central Park: A Management and Restoration Plan (1987), Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History (2001), Writing the Garden: A Literary Conversation Across Two Centuries(2011), and Learning Las Vegas: Portrait of a Northern New Mexican Place (2013).
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