Garden Dialogues

Garden Dialogues 2017: NJ - James Rose Center

Ridgewood, NJ

TCLF president & CEO, Charles A. Birnbaum, and Dean Cardasis, Director of the James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design, will examine the signature project of James Rose, who along with Garrett Eckbo and Dan Kiley, helped usher the profession of landscape architecture into the modern era. 

James Rose was as skilled with words as he was with plants and Fiberglas. He incisively critiqued the patterns of post-war suburban land use that were destroying the natural world, while creating alternative designs for integrated houses-and-gardens that incorporated a conservation ethic into a modern design aesthetic.  Inspired by kinetic modern sculpture, Rose called his house-and-garden fusions, “Space Sculptures with Shelters.”

Rose created landscapes mostly throughout the eastern United States, but his most famous work was his own home in Ridgewood, New Jersey---now the James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design---a living demonstration of his approach to design as a never-ending process of change and development. 

Dean Cardasis, FASLA, is a professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and a partner at Cave Hill Landscape Architects in Leverett, Massachusetts.  In these capacities, he has taught design studios and published on modern and contemporary landscape design history and theory, while producing nationally published and awarded gardens, parks and memorials of his own.  As Director of the James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design, he has documented and otherwise helped to preserve the works of the pioneer of modern landscape architecture after whom the Center is named, while administering research and outreach programs that address the transformation of suburbia in the age of sustainability.  He has recently completed Rose’s first biography entitled, James Rose: A Voice Offstage.

2.0 LA CES™ Professional development hours will be available to attendees.

Thanks to the generosity of our hosts and sponsors, tickets for Garden Dialogues are tax deductible and proceeds benefit the educational programs of The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

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