LACF is proud to showcase 5 standout communication publications supported by the Foundation that promote and advance the ideals of the profession of landscape architecture in enduring ways. These published resources contribute to increasing understanding about the Canadian landscape, its history and the experience of landscape through design, people, practice and creativity. LACF is proud to have provided seed-funding for these essential works.
1. A special project and some SERIOUS FUN! / Marc Treib and Susan Herrington
In the Fall of 2018, the LACF Board voted unanimously in support of a book proposal from two academic authors, to the amount of $10,000. The publication is entitled Serious Fun: The Landscapes of Claude Cormier, an essay by Marc Treib and Susan Herrington.
After initial review by the Grants Committee, it was confirmed that the proposal met with criteria for special project funding given its wide appeal, potential broad exposure, national scope and overall fit with the goals and objectives of the Foundation. Board members voted in favour of promoting a publication about the work of one of Canada’s decidedly unique and colourful figures in the field of landscape architecture today, Claude Cormier. Funding will be directed to printing the 2000 copies of a book that the authors claim to be “the first comprehensive analysis of one of Canada’s most prominent landscape architects” and “an analysis of the landscape architect’s evolution, attitude and design philosophy.” LACF is looking forward to the FUN and will keep you informed as the publication date approaches.
Portfolio Archives #143
2. Landscape Architecture in Canada / Ron Williams
LACF contributed funds towards the publication of this in-depth work by Ron Williams FCSLA, one of Canada’s foremost experts on the history of landscape architecture in Canada. "Landscape Architecture in Canada" is published in both French and English. The book explores the art and science of modifying the natural landscape to accommodate the life of human beings, from the extensive but little-known interventions of the First Nations to the complex creations of the many cultural currents that characterize today’s landscapes across Canada. The official book launch was held at the CSLA Congress in Ottawa, May 2014. LACF AND CSLA joined forces to promote the book by supporting a cross-Canada speaking tour entitled CONVERSATIONS. The book-tour provided a unique opportunity to create public awareness about the role landscape architects have played in shaping the Canada we live in today. The successful tour provided visibility for LACF, CSLA and CSLA component associations as important institutions that support the profession and the landscapes that we are charged with stewarding.
3. Making a Place / History of Landscape Architecture and Landscape Architects in Manitoba
In 1998 and 2002, LACF seed-funded the publication of "Making a Place" by supporting research into the history of Landscape Architecture in Manitoba by historian Catherine Macdonald. This extensive and illustrated history of the first twenty-five years of Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA) includes information on landscape architects and their projects up to 2014. The Winnipeg Architecture Foundation (WAF) and the Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA) proposed a final phase in 2014 to update, enhance and promote the history of Landscape Architecture in Manitoba as informed by professional research and Oral History interviews. The result is a comprehensive electronic resource for public education programmes including the publication itself; self-guided and QR code tours as well as digital and physical exhibits. It's a fascinating read!
Portfolio Archives #107
4. The Practice of Landscape Architecture in Canada / James R. Taylor
This Handbook received LACF funding in 2006 and a second edition of the book was published in 2010.
This informative book is a must for:
• Students in landscape architecture
• Candidates for the LARE
• Landscape architects in practice.
Thanks to the generosity of James Taylor, FCSLA, FASLA, Professor Emeritus / University of Guelph, all profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation.
You can order a copy of this book here Handbook order form.pdf
Portfolio Archives #52
5. Experimenting Landscape_ International Garden Festival / Alexander Reford, Emily Waugh
Experimenting Landscape: Testing the Limits of the Garden presents a selection of conceptual garden installations from the International Garden Festival held at Les Jardins de Métis, in Grand-Métis, Quebec every year since 2000. Experimenting Landscape, published September 2016 by Birkhäuser, the international publisher for architecture, landscaping, and design, provides a unique opportunity to promote landscape architecture in Canada to an expanded international audience. Using case studies from the Festival, interviews with designers, illustrated essays from scholars in the fields of landscape architecture and garden design, and a carefully curated selection from the Festival’s archive of 80,000 photographs of past projects, this publication demonstrates how designers use installations as a testing ground to explore new directions in their work. The book illustrates how the in situ installations on the Festival site and other venues have contributed to the advance of landscape as an essential design discipline that is core to the shaping of cities and the urban environment. The International Garden Festival is the key partner in this project. The Festival enlisted Emily Waugh as the commissioning editor of this project. The LACF contribution was used to assist with publication and the subsequent book tour planned by the International Garden Festival.
Portfolio Archives #125