Dwell Magazine contacted me at the end of March about images of Denver's Skyline Park for their June 2015 issue. I am delighted they published one of the black and white photos I captured of this historical urban landscape designed by Lawrence Halprin before it was demolished in 2003. The image is part of a feature Dwell is doing on Halprin titled, "Urban Choreographer".
The photos of Skyline were taken as part of an Historic American Landscape Survey(HALS). This program documents significant historic and cultural landscapes in the United States. It is a partnership between the National Park Service, American Society of Landscape Architects and the Library of Congress. The project, titled "Documenting Modernist Landscapes ", consists of a comprehensive narrative about the park and its history, archival photographs, and ink on mylar drawings of the park. Skyline Park was the first Colorado landscape documented through the HALS program. The final report is housed in the Library of Congress and can be found at the NPS.gov under Colorado HALS, CO - 1.
Pick up the June 2015 issue of Dwell at your local newsstand, bookstore, or grocery store to see the full story on Lawrence Halprin's work and see my image alongside a descriptive context of how Halprin used Denver and the Colorado landscape for the original design.