"Landscapes for Leisure" will explore the rich history of the designed landscape of the Coachella Valley during the 20th Century. Landscape architects working in this resort village created informal yet functional spaces for active outdoor living. Using examples from the 1920s through the 1960s, Steven will explore the landscapes and practitioners responsible for the evolution of modernist landscape design within the broader context of 20th-century modernism.
More about our speaker, Steven Keylon:
Steven Keylon, the editor of the CGLHS journal Eden, is a landscape historian who lives in Palm Springs, California, and writes and lectures about Southern California's landscapes. Steven is the author of The Modern Architecture of Hugh Michael Kaptur and The Design of Herbert W. Burns and articles on the landscape work of Fred Barlow Jr., Tommy Tomson, and Katherine Bashford. He has also contributed to many Cultural Landscape Reports and Historic Context Statements for significant landscapes.
PHOTO: At the Twin Palms subdivision in Palm Springs, 1957, architect and landscape architect William Krisel designed homes fully equipped with a pool, a pair of twin palms, and extensive landscaping. Photo courtesy Getty Research Institute.
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