The Foundation for Landscape Studies is proud to announce the winners of the 2007 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize for recently published books that have made significant contributions to the study and understanding of garden history and landscape studies. The winners are listed in alphabetical order.
Roberto Burle Marx in Caracas: Parque del Este, 1956-1961
Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture,
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005
Anita Berrizbeitia joined the Landscape Architecture faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. She was assistant professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design from 1993 to 1998 where she received her M.L.A. in 1987. As an associate with Child Associates, Inc., Berrizbeitia focused on the design and building of landscapes ranging from urban-scaled projects to a wide array of private commissions. Her work has received several ASLA and BSLA awards. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary landscape architecture, with essays included in Daniel Urban Kiley, the Early Gardens; Recovering Landscape; Roberto Burle Marx: Landscapes Reflected; and CASE: DOWNVIEW. She is co-author, with Linda Pollack, of Inside Outside: Between Architecture and Landscape (1999).
Kenneth I. Helphand
Defiant Gardens, Making Gardens in Wartime
Trinity University Press, 2006
Kenneth I. Helphand is Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon where he has taught landscape history, theory, and design since 1974. He graduated from Brandeis University and Harvard's Graduate School of Design. Helphand has lectured internationally and is a regular visiting professor at the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology. His works include the ASLA award-winning books: Colorado: Visions of an American Landscape; Yard Street Park: The Design of Suburban Open Space (with Cynthia Girling); and Dreaming Gardens: Landscape Architecture and the Making of Modern Israel. Helphand was editor of Landscape Journal from 1994 to 2002. He is a fellow of the ASLA, winner of the Bradford Williams Medal, and honorary member of the Israel Association of Landscape Architects.
Landscape Design in Eighteenth-Century Ireland
Cork University Press, 2004
Finola O'Kane Crimmins completed a graduate diploma at the Architectural Association in London and a Ph.D. at the National University of Ireland. She worked in the practice of de Blacam & Meagher Architects, where she was a project architect for the award-winning conservation design for Maynooth Castle, Co. Kildare. In 2004 she was appointed lecturer in the School of Architecture, Landscape and Civil Engineering, University College, Dublin. She is particularly interested in the cultural, philosophical, and aesthetic dimensions of the landscape history of Ireland and is currently completing her second book, entitled Ireland and the Picturesque, and a study of life in the Irish convent.