Ethan Carr: U.Va. School of Architecture Appoints Noted Landscape Architecture Historian

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The University of Virginia School of Architecture has named landscape historian Ethan Carr to serve as associate professor of landscape architecture. The appointment, announced by Architecture School dean Karen Van Lengen, will begin this fall.

Carr is a nationally recognized landscape architecture historian and preservationist specializing in the public landscape of the United States. He has redefined the scholarship on American national parks and modern landscape design through his two books, "Wilderness by Design" (1998, University of Nebraska Press), which won an American Society of Landscape Architects honor award, and "Mission 66: Modernism and the National Park Dilemma" (2007 Library of American Landscape History with University of Massachusetts Press). He currently teaches history of landscape architecture, seminars in cultural landscape studies and design studios at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is editing the eighth volume of the Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, the 19th-century American landscape architect who created New York City's Central Park and other urban parks throughout the United States.
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