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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.