04 January 2011

NPS LA Office

 Shenandoah National Park has a visitors center exhibit showing a typical Landscape Architect's Office from back in the earlier days of the park.  It includes a plan of a stopover along the beautifully designed Skyline Drive.

Not only does the exhibit include some drawings, but it also includes this mark up of a photograph.  It really shows how seriously the landscape architects were thinking about the impacts and aesthetics of what turned out to be one of America's great scenic drives.
Of course, details matter too...

 And the tools of the trade have changed a bit since then.

Accurate to the period?  Maybe.  But necessary?  Not really.


1 comment:

Puk said...

Interestingly enough, this will be airing on WLIW at 9pm on Saturday, January 8.