17 June 2009

Soaking up the publicity

The Summer 2009 issue of View: The Magazine of the Library of American Landscape History (pdf) is online with a really nice article by Rutgers Landscape Architecture Professor Dean Cardasis. The piece is a Guest Commentary called "Modernism Unplugged: Notes from the Home of James Rose" and talks in particular about Rose's experiments in blurring of the line between indoors and outdoors at his home. Cardasis says that Rose wanted to blend things such that his own "intervention would be so thoroughly integrated with its physical site as to create a new, singular, living and changing organism further distinguishes his conception."

Decide for yourself! You can visit his home today in Ridgewood, NJ which is preserved as the James Rose Center for Landscape Architecture Research and Design. (Mapped)

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