Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci

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Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci

CAD 25.00

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (1921-2021) ws among the most eminent landscape architects in the world, known for many projects in Canada and abroad. ''Genius Loci,'' meaning the protective spirit of a place, is embodied in the seven decade span of her work. Her landscape designs demonstrate her desire to create terrains that are less an interruption and more an amplification of what already exists on a site. Her training in modernist design and a desire to connect people with nature is immediately apparent in her landscapes. At a time when our relationship to the earth is of paramount importance, Oberlander’s projects reveal consistent and significant stewardship of the natural environment. Many of her designs—even those from 50 years ago—remain largely unchanged, testaments to her technical skill, research techniques, and judicious selection of flora.


This bilingual book derives from an exhibition at the West Vancouver Art Museum, It introduces projects by Oberlander, and is presented in four sections devoted to playgrounds, social housing, public projects, and residential projects, showing photography of the places alongside her sketches, plans, and research proposals. The book includes contributions by Oberlander and the exhibition curators, Susan Herrington and Eva Matsuzaki.


Susan Herrington, Eva Matsuzaki, Cornelia Oberlander

West Vancouver Art Museum, 2021

23 x 25 cm, 107 pages

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