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Archived News

22.06.16 to 29.07.16 Lenses on a landscape genius. Lancelot 'Capability' Brown (1716-1783). Contemporary photography exhibition opening during the London Festival of Architecture at The Building Centre (Gallery Two), Store Street, London WC1 7BT

Until 24.06.16 Making Post-war Manchester: Visions of an Unmade City, Manchester Technology Centre. See manchesterhistoriesfestival.org.uk.Original 1960s drawings were copied and then turned into virtual environments by students at Manchester's School of Architecture.'The overall effect is somewhere between Grand Theft Auto and Minecraft, with one key twist; back in the 1960s, these gleaming environments were not the stuff of fantasy but everyday urban planning'.(John Harris, 'Lost Horizons' The Guardian G2, 06.06.16)

24.03.16 Guy Baxter, University Archivist, MERL (University of Reading) WEBINAR: Our Landscape Heritage - a journey into the past, a vision for the future. See Landscape Institute Webinar Series on YouTube

17.6.15: The Brenda Colvin Collection at MERL features in Landscape, Summer 2015

The summer issue of Landscape, featured an article about the Brenda Colvin archive at MERL : 'A major addition has been made to the generous donation of the Brenda Colvin archive' ....... in the article Guy Baxter (University Archivist) at MERL is quoted as saying: 'There are other links to archives held here at Reading, which we have just started to uncover. For instance, among the papers of the Open Spaces Society will be plenty on the campaign to preserve Wimbledon Common in the nineteenth century. Colvin worked on a landscaping scheme for parts of the common alongside Madeline Agar during the 1920s. Colvin also undertook design work at Sutton Courtenay Manor for David Astor: the archives of his parents, Waldorf and Nancy Astor, of Cliveden, are also at Reading.'

10.11.10: News Item on the Landscape Institute website

The books that shaped the land www.landscapeinstitute.org/news/the_books_that_shaped_the_land

'The top five books for landscape architects as voted for by you and featured in the latest edition of the Journal...' Unfortunately, the link to the full list appears to be broken on the website, but we downloaded a copy of this list in 2012 so have made it available as a pdf here.

The books that shaped the land (pdf)

The list is acknowledged as Landscape Institute copyright.