Landscape Architecture Chair and Associate Professor Ann Komara gave a presentation and book signing at Van Alen Books, New York City’s Architecture and Design Bookstore, on Oct. 25.
Komara’s new book Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park is the inaugural publication from Modern Landscapes: Transition and Transformation, a Princeton Architectural Press series produced with The Cultural Landscape Foundation that focuses on mid-century works that have been demolished or have undergone a significant transformation.
“Skyline Park” showcases the acclaimed landscape architect’s urban renewal effort for downtown Denver in the 1970s through new photography, archival drawings and original documentation.
Komara was joined at the event by Charles Birnbaum (Komara on left with Birnbaum). He is the series editor and president of The Cultural Landscape Foundation. Together they launched the Modern Landscapes series as part of the conversation on the park’s conception, construction and use before its redesign in 2003.