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Olin, Laurie

Works: 61 works in 111 publications in 2 languages and 2,496 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Case studies  Biography  Interviews  Essays  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor, Artist, Speaker
Classifications: QH105.W2, 500.979778
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Laurie Olin
To breathe with birds : a book of landscapes by Václav Cílek( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book-length appearance of V#65533;clav C#65533;lek's work in English translation, To Breathe with Birds delves into the imaginative and emotional bonds we form with landscapes and how human existence--a recent development, geologically speaking--shapes and is shaped by a sense of place
Vizcaya : an American villa and its makers by Witold Rybczynski( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Miami estate of Vizcaya, like its palatial contemporaries Biltmore and San Simeon, represents an achievement of the Gilded Age, when country houses and their gardens were a conspicuous measure of personal wealth and power. In Vizcaya: An American Villa and Its Makers, a celebrated architecture critic and writer and an award-winning landscape architect explore the little-known story of Vizcaya, an extraordinary national treasure. Witold Rybczynski and Laurie Olin use a rich collection of illustrations, historic photographs, and narrative to document the creation of this stunning house and landscape. Vizcaya was completed in 1916 as the winter retreat of Chicago industrialist James Deering. The cosmopolitan bachelor, who chose Miami for its warm climate, enlisted the guidance of artist Paul Chalfin, with whom he traveled throughout Italy to survey houses and gardens. With the assistance of architect F. Burrall Hoffman, Jr., and garden designer Diego Suarez, the 180-acre site on Biscayne Bay was transformed into a grand estate, complete with lagoons, canals, citrus groves, a farm village, a yacht harbor, and a 40-room Baroque mansion." "The lure of this architectural and landscape masterpiece, named for a Spanish Basque province, is undeniable. John Singer Sargent planned a short visit in 1917 but stayed for several months, producing an inspired series of watercolors, many of which are reproduced here for the first time. The book is further enriched by archival material and by the color images of noted photographer Steven Brooke, paying homage to Vizcaya as a lens through which readers learn about architecture, landscape and garden design, interior decoration, and art."--BOOK JACKET
Olin : placemaking by Laurie Olin( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With increased attention to sustainability and environmental concerns, landscape architects now lead teams of urban planners and architects in developing new outdoor space and reconfiguring existing designs. As a leading landscape architecture firm in the United States, Olin is at the forefront of this movement with completed projects across the country and in Europe." "In dialogues with noted colleagues and collaborators, each of the partners articulates a personal vision and philosophy of landscape and design."--Jacket
Liberty Bell Center : Bohlin, Cywinski, Jackson( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breath on the mirror; Seattle's Skid Road community by Laurie Olin( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across the open field : essays drawn from English landscapes by Laurie Olin( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-eight years ago I went to England for a three-month visit and rest. What I found changed my life." So begins this memoir by one of America's best-known landscape architects, Laurie Olin. Raised in a frontier town in Alaska, trained in Seattle and New York, Olin found himself dissatisfied with his job as an urban architect and accepted an invitation to England to take a respite from work. What he found, in abundance, was the serendipity of a human environment built over time to respond to the land's own character and to the people who lived and worked there. For Olin, the English countryside was a palimpsest of the most eloquent and moving sort, yet whose manifestation was of ordinary buildings meant to shelter their inhabitants and further their work. With evocative language and exquisite line drawings, the author takes us back to his introduction to the scenes of English country towns, their ancient universities, meandering waterways, and dramatic cloudscapes racing in from the Atlantic. He limns the geologic histories found within the rock, the near-forgotten histories of place-names, and the recent histories of train lines and auto routes. Comparing the growth of building in the English countryside, Olin draws some sobering conclusions about our modern lifestyle and its increasing separation from the landscape. As much a plea for saving the modern American landscape as it is a passionate exploration of what makes the English landscape so characteristically English, Across the Open Field is "an affectionate ramble through real places of lasting worth."--Jacket
Island year by Hazel Heckman( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Be seated by Laurie Olin( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book consists of a series of essays that begin with the author's personal discovery of public seating. An 'ah hah' moment as a young architect visiting Paris and his early experience as a designer is followed by a brief history of the evolution of public space and seating in the West. This is followed by an account of some of his experiments as a landscape architect, and the theory, craft, and role of seating in a number of prominent civic places his firm and others have designed in the past four decades. Along the way there are reflections on the author's interest in chairs, seating, public space, and aspects of the profession of landscape architecture. Accompanying the essays there are sketches, and watercolors made by Olin over time while travelling or working that weren't originally intended as book illustrations. Some are quick, hasty notes of something observed; others are more careful studies with, on occasion, measurements. Some were made leisurely while enjoying a felicitous moment or place, while others record the author puzzling through a particular design problem. Each in some way exemplifies aspects of the essays helping to articulate or sharpen the author's insights and point of view - those of a designer, not a historian or critic. They offer an alternative presentation of the topics raised, and a dialogue between writing and image - whether one of contrast, or at times, contrast"--Publisher's description
The landscape architecture of Richard Haag : from modern space to urban ecological design by Thaïsa Way( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Haag is best known for his rehabilitation of Gas Works Park in Seattle and for a series of remarkable gardens at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. He reshaped the field of landscape architecture as a designer, teacher, and activist. In 1964, Haag founded the landscape architecture department at the University of Washington, and his innovative work contributed to the increasingly significant design approach known as urban ecological design, which encourages thinking beyond the boundaries of gardens and parks to consider the broader roles that landscapes play within urban ecosystems, such as storm water drainage and wildlife habitat. Gas Works Park is studied in every survey of twentieth-century landscape architecture as a modern work that challenged the tenets of modernism by engaging a toxic site and celebrating an industrial past. Haag's work with ecologists and soil scientists in his landscape remediation and reclamation projects opened new areas of inquiry into the adaptive reuse of post-industrial sites. Thaisa Way places Haag's work within the context of changes in the practice of landscape architecture over the past five decades in the Pacific Northwest and nationally. The book should be of interest to specialists as well as to readers who are interested in the changes in urban landscapes inspired by Haag's work
Fertilizers : Olin/Eisenman by Julia Czerniak( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transforming the common place : selections from Laurie Olin's sketchbooks by Laurie Olin( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eden by design : the 1930 Olmsted-Bartholomew plan for the Los Angeles region by Greg Hise( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1930 the Olmosted Brothers and Bartholomew and Associates submitted a report, "Parks, Playgrounds, and Beaches in the Los Angeles Region," to the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. The plan is a model of ambitious, intelligent, sensitive planning, but after a flurry of enthusiasm in the newspapers, it dropped from sight and no action was taken on its proposals. In this book Greg Hise and William Deverell examine the reasons it was called for, analyze why it failed, and open a discussion about the future of urban public space. In addition to their introduction and a facsimile reproduction of the report, Eden by Design includes a dialogue between Hise, Deverell, and widely admired landscape architect Laurie Olin that illuminates the significance of the Olmsted-Bartholomew report and places it in the history of American landscape planning. Book jacket."--Jacket
Lawrence Halprin's Skyline Park by Ann E Komara( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first volume in our new Modern Landscapes: Transition and Transformation series, Lawrence Halprin's Skyline Park showcases the acclaimed landscape designer's urban renewal effort for downtown Denver in the 1970s. Drawing on the rugged beauty of the city's natural surroundings for inspiration, Halprin created a signature landmark of sunken fountains, walls, and berms that served as an urban promenade and an oasis from the surrounding streets. This monograph honors the legacy of Halprin's original work by presenting the most complete documentation available of the park's conception, construction, and use before its total redesign in 2003
The historic landscape reconsidered : disciplines, methods, and designs, a one-day symposium March 24, 1990 by Symposium on the Historic Landscape Reconsidered( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape development plan : University of Pennsylvania by University of Pennsylvania( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FRANCE SKETCHBOOKS : the travel sketchbooks of artists and designers by Laurie Olin( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regionalism and the practice of Hanna/Olin, Ltd by Laurie Olin( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture : Across the Open Field : Essays Drawn from English Landscapes by Laurie Olin( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Vizcaya : an American villa and its makers
Olin : placemakingLiberty Bell Center : Bohlin, Cywinski, JacksonAcross the open field : essays drawn from English landscapesIsland yearFertilizers : Olin/EisenmanTransforming the common place : selections from Laurie Olin's sketchbooksEden by design : the 1930 Olmsted-Bartholomew plan for the Los Angeles regionPenn Studies in Landscape Architecture : Across the Open Field : Essays Drawn from English Landscapes
Alternative Names
Laurie Olin

Laurie Olin American landscape architect

Laurie Olin Amerikaans tuin- en landschapsarchitect

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Olin, Laurie D.

Olin, Laurie D. 1938-

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