Letter from the Chair
by Jon Bryan Burley, ASLA

2010 is proving to be an inspirational year for many. I hope that around the world, the future looks promising for you and those important to you.

In this issue of the newsletter there are four contributions.

First, my good friend Vincent Bouvier and his colleagues had a garden featured at the Jardin du Chaumont in 2008, featuring their concept of separation and re-grouping in response to the theme, “Evolution of Plants.”Included on the team is the well known and respected landscape architect Guillaume Sevin who has designed numerous projects in Western France.

Erik Jones, Associate ASLA, was in Norway in the spring of 2008 and describes Vigeland Park, Oslo, Norway, the masterpiece of Gustav Vigeland.

Shawn Partin, Associate ASLA, visited Berlin in 2008 and reports on the gripping Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Europe, a Peter Eisenmen project built in collaboration with the Olin Partnership. 

Wang Yu and I describe the Longmen Grottoes in the Henan Province of China, based upon a site visit in 2008.

Finally, I summarized two conferences that I attended in 2008, as well as a  visit to a Landscape Studies Program in Estonia. I also listed several upcoming international conferences later this year and next.

This year, I plan to visit Italy as part of an overseas studies program for Michigan State students, and Portugal for the WSEAS Conference. In addition, I will be at the ASLA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. that will feature presentations from designers and projects around the world.

See you there,
Jon

 
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CONTENTS


Letter from the Chair
Vigeland Park, Oslo, Norway
Normative Theory: A Look at “The Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Europe”
Longmen Grottoes of China (Dragon Gate)
“Fragmentary-era” Garden in Chaumont, 2008
International Conferences -- Past and Upcoming
 

 

Erik Mustonen, ASLA, Chair
(780) 423-4990
esmustonen@yahoo.com