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used popular magazines to publicize the
profession. Williams notes that each
month Canadian Homes and Gardens
presented a professionally designed
residential garden. While the depression
era of the 1930s limited projects available
to landscape architects, Williams
points out that the economic crisis
also motivated professionals to band
together. In 1934, the Canadian Society of
Landscape Architects and Town Planners
was formed.
Williams also observes that the advent
of modern landscape architecture began
with Canadian-born Christopher Tunnard's
Gardens in the Modern Landscape
(1938/1948). After World War II, modern
residential design, which embraced a basic
design vocabulary, emerged in places
such as Vancouver where Cornelia Hahn
Oberlander created one the first modern
gardens at the Friedman residence in
1953. Williams calls the 1960s a time of
urban renaissance with the realization of
major projects such as Denis Wilkinson's
Maitland Steinkopf Gardens in Winnipeg
and Oberlander's pioneering design for
Robson Square in Vancouver. These
complex projects prompted the creation
of large multi-disciplinary offices, such as
Man Taylor Muret founded in Winnipeg
in 1966, which included numerous
professionals.
The 1960s also ushered in the environ-
mental movement, which struck deep
chords with Canadian landscape
architects. Ian McHarg's former student,
Michael Hough, brought McHarg's
ecological inventory and analysis method-
ologies to his practice and teaching in
Canada. Hough's book City Form and
Natural Process (1984) revealed the
potential these methodologies held in an
urban context. Williams surmises that
these skills and perspectives became
increasingly valuable in addressing the
Canadian North where climate change has
been most dramatic.
Williams asserts that by the turn of
the 20th century, Canadian landscape
architects had a renewed interest in

history and multiculturalism. Alexander
Reford's restoration of Elsie Reford's
Edwardian garden and the creation of
Les Jardins de Métis International Garden
Festival in Quebec encapsulate this idea.
Since 2000, the Festival has received
international acclaim and has helped
launch the careers of professionals, such
as Claude Cormier, whose wit and creative
force have brought much needed levity to
landscape architecture.
IT'S HISTORY, BUT IT'S NOT BORING!
Yes, historians can be a rather tedious lot,
but Williams is an experienced storyteller
who knows exactly what interests his
audience. His beautiful handling of the
text provides an effortless read that keeps
the story fresh. Carefully researched,
Landscape Architecture in Canada provides
the perfect amount of information on
people and projects, and why they are
relevant without getting bogged down
by historical or technical details. The
images also add a rich dimension to the
narration. A combination of archival and
contemporary photographs, computergenerated and hand-drawn plans, and
sketches, they are a testament to the
breadth of scale and the scope of influence
that landscapes have had in Canada.
susan.herrington@ubc.ca
susan.herrington@mentalpaint.net
LACF is proud to have supported
this initiative.

CONVERSATIONS
BOOK TOUR
FR_ LP+ | RENCONTRES
TOURNÉE DE PROMOTION
TOUR SCHEDULE

EN_ THE CSLA, LACF, McGillQueen's University Press, and les
Presses de l'Université de Montréal
have joined forces to promote Ron
Williams' long awaited and fascinating
book, Landscape Architecture in
Canada 2014, with a cross-Canada
promotional Book Tour. The tour,
entitled CONVERSATIONS, provides
a unique opportunity to create public
awareness about the role landscape
architects have played in shaping the
Canada we live in today. It also offers
visibility for LACF, CSLA and CSLA
component associations as important
institutions that support the
profession and the landscapes that we
are charged with stewarding
REGINA: September 17th 2014
WINNIPEG: September 19-20th 2014
GUELPH: October 15th 2014 at the
TORONTO: October 16th 2014 at the
University of Toronto
More tour dates will be announced
shortly! Regular updates of the tour
will be posted on the CSLA website!
Order Landscape Architecture in
Canada online:
www.csla-aapc.ca

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Fall 2014

To Begin With | Pour Commencer
Upfront | Prologue
Excellence 2014 | Les Prix D’excellence – Cru 2014
National Honour | Honneur National
National Merit | Mérite National
National Citation | Citation Nationale
The Regionals | Prix Régionaux
Adjudication
CSLA: 80 Years | Aapc : 80 Ans
LACF | FACP
Critique | Critique
Urban Design Awards
The Last Word | Le Mot De La Fin
LP+ Online | En Ligne
“Making a Landscape” … Excerpt
FP_LP+ | Architecture de Paysage du Canada
Lake Effect – Harbourfront Show
FR_LP+ | Profil du Jury
FR_LP+ | EN_LP+ | Hatley Castle Today
Hatley Castle
FR_LP+ | Poser Les Bonnes Questions
FR_LP+ | Prix de Design Urbain
FR_LP+ | Des emblèmes : Non Merci !
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - To Begin With | Pour Commencer
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - Upfront | Prologue
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - Excellence 2014 | Les Prix D’excellence – Cru 2014
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - National Honour | Honneur National
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - National Merit | Mérite National
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - National Citation | Citation Nationale
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - The Regionals | Prix Régionaux
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - Adjudication
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - CSLA: 80 Years | Aapc : 80 Ans
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LACF | FACP
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - Critique | Critique
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - Urban Design Awards
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - The Last Word | Le Mot De La Fin
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - Cover3
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - Cover4
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LP+ Online | En Ligne
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus2
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus3
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - “Making a Landscape” … Excerpt
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus5
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus6
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus7
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - FP_LP+ | Architecture de Paysage du Canada
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus9
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus10
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - Lake Effect – Harbourfront Show
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus12
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - FR_LP+ | Profil du Jury
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - Hatley Castle
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus15
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - FR_LP+ | Poser Les Bonnes Questions
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus17
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus18
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus19
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - FR_LP+ | Prix de Design Urbain
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