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For centuries artists and designers have recorded places, people, and life in travel sketchbooks. Over a period of fifty years, Laurie Olin, one of America’s most distinguished landscape architects, has recorded aspects of France: its cities and countryside, streets and cafes, ancient ruins, vineyards, and parks—from humble to grand, things that interested his designer’s eye—taking the time to see things carefully.  Paris in its seasons, agriculture in Provence and Bordeaux, trees, dogs, and fountains, all are noted over the years in watercolor or pen and ink. Originally intended for the pleasure of merely being there as well  as self-education, this personal selection from his many sketchbooks is accompanied by transcriptions of notes and observations, along with  introductory remarks for the different regions included: Paris, Haute Loire, Provence, Haute Provence, Normandy, Aquitaine, and Entre des  Meures.  

Renowned landscape architect, Laurie Olin, lives in Philadelphia where he taught at the University of Pennsylvania for forty years. His award  winning designs include Bryant Park in New York, The Getty Center in Los Angeles, and the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. 

  • Author: Laurie Olin 
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Oro Editions, 2020
  • 200 pages, 8.5" x 8.5"
  • Fully illustrated throughout
  • ISBN: 9781943532575 
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