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Lecture at the Ridgewood Historic Society & Tour

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Join us on September 30th for a talk given by Director Dean Cardasis at The Ridgewood Historical Society, followed by a tour and refreshments at The James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design!

The event begins at 2pm. Hurry, space is limited – we hope to see you there!

UPDATE: A special thanks to the following local sponsors:

  • Carlo Russo’s Wine and Spirit World
  • Super Cellars of Ridgewood
  • Best of Everything
  • Wilkes (Glen Ave.)
  • Stop & Shop of Ridgewood
  • It’s All Greek to Me
  • Wasabi
  • Wegmans of Montvale

The Heavenly Environment, a Film by James Rose, Now Available Online

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This video was originally published in 1986 by James Rose in conjunction with his book The Heavenly Environment. It has been digitally reproduced by The James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design.

In this video, Rose discusses suburban design norms and their inadequacies, alternatives to these norms, and designing gardens based on site characteristics as well as clients’ needs.

James Rose by Dean Cardasis wins The John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize.

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Named in honor of one of the founding figures of American landscape studies, the J. B. Jackson prize is awarded to a distinguished book published in the English language within the past three years on a subject pertaining to landscape studies.  Only books based on original research and those that break new ground in method or interpretation will be considered. The purpose of this prize is to reward contributors to the intellectual vitality of garden history and landscape studies. The jury considers each submission on the basis of its success in expanding the field to new areas or increasing knowledge within an existing branch of the discipline. It seeks to support authors with an ability to write for a general readership as well as for a scholarly audience.”  The Foundation for Landscape Studies.

OPENING: May 1st, 2018!

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On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, the James Rose Center will be opening to the general public. The Center is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM. While visitors are welcome to plan spontaneous visits, large parties or visitors with tight timetables are encouraged to email in advance (director@jamesrosecenter.org or assistantdirector@jamesrosecenter.org) so we can best accommodate you.

James Rose Later Works

NOW OPEN THROUGH NOVEMBER 18th!

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Due to popular demand, the James Rose Center will extend its open days from May 15th through November 18th! Hours of operation are Tuesday – Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM. Click HERE to schedule an appointment for a guided tour (recommended contribution of $10) or just stop by!

Ridgewood Library Talk

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At 7pm Monday, October 2nd, come to the Ridgewood Public Library and join Professor Dean Cardasis as he shares the story of James Rose, the famed “James Dean” of landscape architecture. Based on his recent book, James Rose: A Voice Offstage, Professor Cardasis’s talk will put Rose’s ideas in the context of his times and present some of Rose’s important alternatives to conventional suburban residential design, with a special focus on Rose’s own home in Ridgewood.  All welcome, no registration required. A tour of the James Rose Center will immediately follow the lecture.

https://www.ridgewoodlibrary.org/local-history–genealogy

Garden Dialogues 2017: James Rose Center

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CLICK HERE to join us September 23rd for The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s Garden Dialogues 2017: The James Rose Center (hurry, sign up today before this event is sold out!)

“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.”