Lawrence Halprin: Alternative Scores - Drawing from Life

Whitehot Magazine: Halprin Review

November 8, 2017 - Lawrence Gipe

The landscape architecture of Lawrence Halprin has been well documented, and justly so. Take one example: the Ira Keller Forecourt Fountain (1970-71) in Portland, Oregon, a public courtyard made of waterfalls and stacked concrete platforms that prompted the otherwise implacable New York Times critic Ada Louise Huxtable to proclaim it “one of the most important urban spaces since the Renaissance.”



Lawrence Halprin: ArtScene

September 26, 2017 - Scarlet Cheng

With Lawrence Halprin, "Alternative Scores - Drawing from Life," we get to see some of his unexpected artwork and sketches, rarely seen before in public. Halprin was one of America's leading urban designers and landscape architects in the post-World War II period. Educated at the Harvard Graduate School of Design undder the likes of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, he eventually setlled in the Bay Area during the 1940s and made his career there. He became famous for the environmentally sensitive master plan of Sea Ranch, a residentail community along the Sonoma County coast, in the 1960s, and he was responsible for some of the redesign of downtown Los Angeles in the 1990s. 

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Lawrence Halprin: KCRW Weekly Pick

September 25, 2017 - Karen Bruckner

This week, you can: learn about the landscape 'choreography' of Lawrence Halprin; see the embellished Southern California version of Spanish Colonial Revival; spend the weekend at Watts Towers; parade through car-free streets in Santa Monica; and explore Cuban culture, low and high-tech.