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California Landscape Architecture & Gardens: Landscape Architects

California Landscape Architecture and Gardens is a selective bibliographic research guide to UC Berkeley library and web resources on the history of California landscape architecture.

Collective Sources

Individual Landscape Architects

Here's a selected list of materials on a few significant California landscape architects. More sources are described throughout this guide.

 Church, Thomas Dolliver, 1901-1978 | Archives

 deForest III, Lockwood, 1869-1949 | Archives

  • Genius of the place, by Cecile Shapiro. IN: House beautiful, v.140:7 (July 1998), pp.62, 64-65, 138. On deForest's garden designs, mostly near Santa Barbara. Photos.
  • Lockwood de Forest ASLA and the Santa Barbara Landscape by Susan Chamberlin. IN: Eden: Journal of the California Garden & Landscape History Society, vol. 17, no. 3, Summer 2014, pages 4-9 (additional photos on front and back covers) Also companion articles including: "Recollections of My Parents" by Kellam de Forest" and "Elizabeth Kellam de Forest" by Susan Chamberlin.

 Delaney, Topher

  • Ten landscapes, by Topher Delaney. Gloucester, MA: Rockport Publishers, 2001.

 Eckbo, Garrett, 1910-2000 | Archives

Greene, Isabelle, 1934- 

  • Isabelle Greene: shaping place in the landscape, by Kurt G.F. Helfrich; with contributions by Isabelle C. Greene. Santa Barbara: Univ. Art Museum, Univ. of Calif., 2005.
  • Place Maker: Isabelle Greene, F.A.S.L.A. by Susan Chamberlin, IN: Site Lines: A Journal of Place, vol. 7, no. 2, Spring 2012, pages 15-17
  • Serendipity and symbolism: the gardens of Isabelle Greene, by Rachel S. Cox. IN: Garden design, v.11[i.e.,10]: 6 (Dec. 1991), pp.42-49. Includes site plans.

 Halprin, Lawrence, 1916- 

 Knight, Emerson, 1882-1960 | Archives

Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903 | Archives

 Scott, Geraldine Knight, 1904-1989 | Archives

 Sessions, Kate (Katherine) Olivia, 1857-1940

Yoch, Florence, 1890-1972 Slide collection 

Note that some of Yoch's papers are in the UCLA Library.

See also the bibliographic guide Biographical Information on Landscape Architects (UC Berkeley, Library) for a comprehensive listing of biographical resources. Archival collections are available for selected landscape architects; see the Archives section of this guide.

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