Landscape Architect & Specifier News

MAR 2017

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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100 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 8 3 National Association of State Park Directors Celebrates 10 Years The National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) Leadership School celebrated its 10th anniversary in January at the Oglebay Resort & Conference Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. The participants were on hand to train, network and complete onsite learning. STIHL Inc. remains NASPD's exclusive outdoor power sponsor and provides scholarships to nine students. Lewis Ledford, Leadership School director and executive director of NASPD, notes the attendance fees for many of the participants were paid for through STIHL scholarships. "We're proud to be supporting the NASPD Leadership School, and the men and women of the state parks that attend," said Roger Phelps, STIHL's corporate communications manager. "Knowing that we are contributing to the professional development of the their future leaders is extremely gratifying and rewarding." For more about the NASPD Leadership School, visit https://tinyurl.com/gnpxfbt Book Report Schiffer Publishing has announced the release of WPA Buildings: Architecture and Art of the New Deal https://tinyurl.com/ jeayt4a by Joseph Maresca, a historical and photographic study of the stoic, era-defining architectural style the WPA developed after the Great Depression. This fully illustrated, well-documented study explores the often-overlooked social impact of imposing government buildings in American cities, large and small, that were funded by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. It was the New Deal's attempt to restore America's self-confidence during the Great Depression. Art deco and modernism morphed into a style that broadcast the idea of the "new" and inspired civic confidence, as represented in structures such as the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., and the Solomon Courthouse in Nashville. Eventually labeled 'WPA Moderne,' this all-American streamlined classicism became the public face of an era defined by progress and a sense of security. An extensive chapter on the murals within these buildings elaborates on the government-commissioned paintings depicting events in U.S. history, and American citizens laboring in hopes of a better future. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 195 b/w & color photos & drawings | 160 pp ISBN13: 9780764352119 | Binding: hard cover | $45.00 The National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) Leadership School members in attendance (from left): Carmino Paliotta Jr. (RI), Micheal Mahoney (RI), Kendra Wallis (MS), Melissa Bueker (MS), Lesley Porter (VT), Amy Grout (MT), David Bennetts (MT), Adam Morris (MA), Erik Otto (MS), and Roger Phelps of STIHL Inc.

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