Thursday, January 7, 2010

Exhibit: Writing the Landscape: Books from the Library of American Landscape History

The UMass Amherst Libraries is hosting an exhibit “Writing the Landscape: Books from the Library of American Landscape History.” The exhibit features several books developed by the Library of American Landscape History (LALH) and photographs by noted landscape photographer Carol Betsch. The exhibition is on view from February 1 through May 20, 2010.

A reception will be held on February 4, 2010, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The exhibit and reception will be in the Learning Commons on the Lower Level of Du Bois Library at UMass Amherst.

The Library of American Landscape History is a nonprofit organization based in Amherst, MA, whose mission is to educate and promote thoughtful stewardship of the land. The award-winning LALH publishing program includes books, surveys, and reprints of classics in the field, such as the Book of Landscape Gardening by Frank Waugh, founder of the program of landscape architecture at UMass Amherst. Carol Betsch is the managing editor of UMass Press, with whom LALH maintains its primary publishing partnership.

For more information, contact Madeleine Charney (, 413-577-0784) or Jessica Dawson (, 413-549-4860).

Image credit: Carol Betsch - West Gazebo before Storm, Gwinn estate, Cleveland, OH. Gwinn, an important American estate of the Country Place Era, is featured in a recent LALH book, A Genius for Place.

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