cloth, 307 pp., $65.00
The international works of the award-winning American landscape architecture firm Olin are reviewed in this comprehensive monograph. Cited for their mastery in urban planning by the noted authority John Stilgoe, the Olin studio has developed some of the most dramatic city spaces in recent years. They range from city parks to gardens, campuses, organizational headquarters, monuments, redevelopment of streetscapes, and much more. Prefacing a review of contemporary works, Laurie Olin, the founding principal of Olin Partnerships in 1995, discusses implied objectives and his "personal vision" in specific projects. The text that follows relates design goals and is illustrated with handsome photographs that depict plans for various sites.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden