Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
A book talk with the author, Susan Herrington, and subject, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, has been instrumental in the development of the late, twentieth-century landscape design ethic, one that is truly modern – and audaciously abstract.
Both the author, Susan Herrington, and Ms. Oberlander will be in New York for a short presentation and reading to be followed by questions and answers, and a book signing. The book will be available for sale at the event.
Born in 1921, Oberlander fled Nazi Germany at the age of eighteen, going on to become one of the few women to graduate from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. For six decades she has practiced socially responsible and ecologically sensitive planning for public landscapes, including Robson Square and its adjoining Provincial Law Courts—one of Vancouver’s most famous spaces.
The tour is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.