First ever book on post-war landscape luminary

Life and work of post-war era landscape architect and planner Peter Shepheard detailed in new book

One of Britain’s most famous landscape architects is the subject of a new book. is edited by Annabel Downs and looks at the career of the former president of the Institute of Landscape Architects, the forerunner of the Landscape Institute. This is the first ever overview of the life and work of one of the leading landscape architects, architects and planners of the post-war era, said the author. Shepheard, 1913 to 2002, was also president of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Architectural Association. The book includes unpublished documentary material and personal interviews from an international team of scholars. Contributors include Ed Bennis, Lawrence Halprin and Catherine Ward. The £27 monograph is published by the Landscape Design Trust. LDT librarian Sheila Harvey said: “This is a vital addition to the body of literature on 20th-century landscape architecture. “Shepheard was a major figure of the post-war era and this monograph provides a valuable sourcebook of his work.”

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