Landslide2008: Marvels of Modernism



Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks
742 East Titus Street
Kent, WA 98032


Baird, C. Timothy. “A Composed Ecology: after Twenty Plus Years, How is Herbert Bayer’s Renowned Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Holding Up?” Landscape Architecture, March 2003.
Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Park PDF
Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks: A Cultural Landscape Assessment PDF
Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Landmark Nomination PDF


Beardsley, John. Earthworks and Beyond: Comtemporary Art in the Landscape. New York: Abbeville Press, 2006.
Chanzit, Gwen F. Herbert Bayer and Modernist Design in America. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Research Press, 1987.
“City Pondering Mill Creek Canyon Project.” Kent News Journal, December 12, 1979.
Clay, Grady. “King County’s Earthworks Symposium: Breaking New Ground with Land Reclamation as Sculpture.” The Arts, July, 1979.
Cohen, Arthur A. Herbert Bayer: the Complete Work. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1984.
Farr, Sheila. “Work of Art, Work of Earth.” The Seattle Times, September 7, 2007.
Mann, Joan. Earthworks: Land Reclamation as Sculpture Brochure. King County Arts Commission, 1979.



List of Marvels

Boston City Hall Plaza
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Estates Drive Reservoir
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Heritage Plaza
Heritage Park
Fort Worth, Texas

Kaiser Roof Garden
Kaiser Center
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Lake Elizabeth
Allegheny Commons
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Manhattan Square Park
Rochester, New York

Mill Creek Canyon

Kent, Washington

Miller Garden
Columbus, Indiana

El Monte
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

Pacific Science
Center Courtyard

Seattle, Washington

San Francisco, California

Peavey Plaza
Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota

education partners
Garden DesignGeorge Eastman House
Additional Sponsors

American Society of Landscape Architects’ Indiana, Pennsylvania/Delaware, Minnesota, Northern California, Texas, Upstate New York, and Washington Chapters • Astorino • Charles Butt • Design Within Reach • Topher Delaney • Sandy Donnell & Justin Faggioli • Fathom • Tom Fox • Hillman Foundation • Indianapolis Museum of Art • Lorraine Osmundson • Richard T. Murphy • National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Northeast, Southwest, and Western Offices- with funds from the Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation of New York, Dodge Jones Foundation Intervention Fund, and Eastern Massachusetts Preservation Fund • James Richards • Seibert & Rice • Diana & Bruce Shuman • Ann Stack • SWA Group • TBG Partners • Michal and Jeffrey William Tincup • Unilock Inc. • The Woltz Charitable Trust