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Edward Godfrey Lawson, (1884-1968)

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by: R. Terry Schnadelbach, FAAR
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Publication Date: July 18, 2015
Book Size: 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 11
Binding: Spiral Bound
Color: Black and White

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Book Synopsis
The life and career of Edward G. Lawson is a story of highs and lows, a story of good fortune, and by contrast, barred opportunities. Lawson was Americas first true scholar and historian in landscape architecture. He was Cornell Universitys first Masters degree graduate in landscape architecture, won the first Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture from the American Academy in Rome (AAR), and assisted in developing the Academy’s Rome program, building its library collection on Renaissance Italian landscape architecture. While at the Academy and during the 1920s and 30s, he embarked on a career of documenting most of Italy’s Villa gardens. His drawings and photographic collections document many of the most important villas before or just after their so-called re-Tuscanization or re-construction. Most important of this work, and most beloved by Lawson was the house and gardens of Villa Gamberaia, in Settigano, outside Florence. After completing his Academy Fellowship, Lawson began his care
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