Lawrence Halprin's Skyline Park

Lawrence Halprin's Skyline Park

The first volume in the new Modern Landscapes: Transition and Transformation series, co-produced by Princeton Architectural Press and TCLF, Lawrence Halprin's Skyline Park showcases the acclaimed landscape designer's urban renewal effort for downtown Denver in the 1970s. Drawing on the rugged beauty of the city's natural surroundings for inspiration, Halprin created a signature landmark of sunken fountains, walls, and berms that served as an urban promenade and an oasis from the surrounding streets. This monograph honors the legacy of Halprin's original work by presenting the most complete documentation available of the park's conception, construction, and use before its total redesign in 2003.

The book received the American Association for State and Local History's 2013 Award of Merit and was listed as one of ASLA's The Dirt's "Best Books of 2012."


Written by Ann Komara, with a foreword by Charles A. Birnbaum, an essay by Laurie D. Olin, and epilogue by Lawrence Halprin.


Princeton Architectural Press, 2012

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