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Winners of the 2014 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize
The following authors were chosen as recipients of prizes from among the 30+ titles considered this year:
Francis R. Kowsky
In this book Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts at Buffalo State College Francis R. Kowsky, author of several books on the subject of nineteenth-century American architects and architecture, uses original plans, drawings, photographs, reports, and letters to portray the series of parks and parkways Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed for Buffalo, New York in 1868.
Robert A.M. Stern, David Fishman, Jacob Tilove
Monacelli Press, 2013
In Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City Robert A.M. Stern, founder and principal of Robert A. M. Stern Architects and author of numerous books on architecture, with co-authors David Fishman and Jacob Tilove trace the history of an important urban-planning phenomenon from its origins in late eighteenth-century England through its twentieth-century development in northern Europe and the United States.
In this richly illustrated book, architectural historian Joseph Manca, Nina J. Cullinan Professor of Art History at Rice University, uses Washington’s personal diaries, correspondence, and visitors’ descriptions of Mount Vernon to portray the first president’s activities as an art collector, amateur architect, and landscape designer.
W.W. Norton & Co., 2013
In Trees in Paradise Jared Farmer, an environmental historian with an interest in the American west, portrays California’s arboreal wealth as a work of history rather than nature by describing how settlers, horticulturists, and civic reformers planted millions of trees to create groves, wooded suburbs, and landscaped cities. He also discusses the consequences of timber cutting, fire, disease, and infestation— causes for the decline of the nonnative redwood and an overall environmental degradation. However, a discussion of the protective laws and sustainable harvesting practices currently being put in place provides an encouraging perspective on the future landscape of the Golden State.
Karen M'Closkey, cofounder of PEG office of landscape + architecture, an award-winning design and research practice based in Philadelphia, outlines how George Hargreaves, founder of Hargreaves Associates, and his longtime associate Mary Margaret Jones approach the design of public places, particularly those that involve the transformation of abandoned sites into topographically and functionally diverse landscapes. Illustrated with more than one hundred and fifty color and black-and-white images, this study includes such important examples of the firm’s work as San Francisco's Crissy Field, Sydney Olympic Park, and the Louisville Waterfront Park.