The ICA&CA embraces landscape architecture and design as part of its 2010 summer lecture series, "The Most Democratic Art: Looking at American Landscape Design," a four-part series, beginning June 16 at the New York School of Interior Design.
The series explores the fundamental dynamism of landscape design, the constant making and remaking of natural materials, and conceptual parameters of landscape design—as it relates to the ICA&CA's educational and programmatic mission which is about sustaining classical patterns and principles for modern investigation, appreciation, and prospective application.
The Series fosters a dialogue between public landscape architecture and private garden design—a back and forth of lessons learned and innovation allowed with knowledge of horticulture informing throughout.
Lecture topics include:
How Good Design Affects the Quality of City Life with Lynden B. Miller, Public Garden Designer and Author
Wednesday, June 16; Reception at 6:00 pm; Lecture at 6:30 pm
Sponsored by Andrew V. Giambertone & Assoc. Architects PC and Precision Stone
Opposing Olmsted: the Life and Works of Landscape Architect Ferruccio Vitale with Terry Schnadelbach, Author
Wednesday, June 23; Reception at 6:00 pm; Lecture at 6:30 pm
Evolution in the Garden with James Doyle, principal of James Doyle Design Associates
Wednesday, June 30; Reception at 6:00 pm; Lecture at 6:30 pm
From Copeland to Kiley: American Landscape Design and The Idea of Nature with Robin Karson, Founder and Executive Director of the Library of American Landscape History
Wednesday, July 14; Reception at 6:00 pm; Lecture at 6:30 pm
All lectures take place at the New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street, New York, NY (between Lexington and Third Avenues). Paid reservations required. Please register online or call (212) 730-9646, ext. 109. For additional information, click here.