Publications: Books & Articles
Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime
Published by Trinity University Press
Why is it that in the midst of a war, one can still find gardens?
In the most brutal environments, both stateside and on the battlefield, they continue to flourish. Wartime gardens are dramatic examples of what Kenneth I. Helphand calls “defiant gardens” – gardens created in extreme social, political, economic, or cultural conditions.
Illustrated with archival photos, this remarkable book examines gardens of war in the 20th century, including gardens built behind the trenches in World War I, in the Warsaw and other ghettos during World War II, and in Japanese-American internment camps, as well as gardens created by soldiers at their bases and encampments during wars in the Persian Gulf, Vietnam, and Korea.
Proving that gardens are far more than peaceful respites from the outside world, Defiant Gardens is a thought-provoking analysis of why people create natural spaces.
Praise for Defiant Gardens
Anyone doubting the therapeutic power of nature need only read Kenneth Helphand’s new book.
Dreaming Gardens: Landscape Architecture and the Making of Modern Israel
The University of Virginia Press
Dreaming Gardens is a pioneering work that provides, for the first time, a framework for understanding the contributions of landscape architecture in the creation of Israel. The development of the landscape architecture profession in Israel paralleled the development of the state, as immigrants brought skills and ideas from the Diaspora, creating a unique opportunity for designers to help shape their national identity.
Helphand’s clear writing, complemented by copious color illustrations, charts the shifting attitudes of this singular culture toward its land, landscapes, communities, and nation.
Praise for Dreaming Gardens
Dreaming Gardens is a solid, comprehensive historical survey of the contribution and role of landscape architects to the physical/visual shape of Israel since the late nineteenth century. Helphand’s scholarly tradition of cultural geography and his design sensibility result in a crafted narrative that deciphers the interrelationships between a land, a culture, the designed landscape, and the individual designers.
Yard, Street, Park: The Design of Suburban Open Space
(co-author Cynthia Girling) New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc. (1994, paperback 1996)
This book was devised to help designers, planners, and developers of suburban communities deliver on their traditional promise to offer “the best of both worlds.” The authors take a hard look at more than a century of suburban planning and analyze developer-designed suburbs. Most importantly, they offer a dynamic approach to suburban development, rooted in historical examples and based on open space planning methods that can be applied to new or existing developments to transform them into sustainable, living communities.
- Offers an in-depth look at the historical origins of modern suburbia – from the nineteenth century to post-World War II developments such as Riverside, Levittown, and others
- Analyzes “classic” success stories of new town design, including Reston, Virginia and Columbia, Maryland
- at how many weeks do you start showing Diagnoses the problematic aspects of most developer-designed suburbs
- Outlines methods for developing open space networks linking private and public spaces of all scales by means of greenways, pedestrian connections, and redesigned streets
- Explores new trends in subrban design, including Technoburbs, Ecoburbs, Pedestrian Pockets, and neotraditional communities
- Features over 100 photographs, line drawings, maps, and site plans
Colorado: Visions of an American Landscape
Ellen Manchester-Photo Editor, Niwot, Colorado: Roberts Rinehart (1991) ASLA Merit Award (1992)
- “Creating a New Language” in Making Peace with the Land: Designing Israel’s Landscape Shlomo Aronson , Washington D.C.: Spacemaker Press, 1998.
- “Landscape as Ulpan: the Development of an Israeli Landscape Architectural Language” Landscape Review , Vol. 4:2, pp.16-26, 1998.
- “Leaping the Property Line: Observations on Recent American Garden History”, in Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks. (forthcoming)
- “Retrofitting Suburbia: Bellevue, Washington, USA” (co-author Cynthia Girling), Landscape and Urban Planning Vol. 36, pp. 301-313, 1997.
- “Defiant Gardens,” The Journal of Garden History , Vol. 17: 2, pp. 101-121, 1997.
- “Constants and Variables: Basic Themes in Landscape Architecture,” catalogue essay in Point of View: Four Approaches to Landscape Architecture in Israel, Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University, spring/summer 1996.
- “Interpretive Interventions,” Cultural Resource Management, Vol. 18:2, 1995, pp. 13-17.
- “Learning from Linksland,” Landscape Journal, Vol.14:1(Spring 1995), pp.74-86.
- “Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver,” in Pioneers of American Landscape Design eds. Charles Birnbaum and Lisa Chowder, Washington D.C.: National Park Service, 1993, pp.80- 82.
- “Critical Inquiry,” Landscape Journal, Vol. 10:2, p.164-67, Fall 1991
- “Most Influential Books,” Landscape Journal, Vol. 10:2, p.182, Fall 1991
- “Battlefields & Dreamfields: The Landscape of Recent American Film,” Oregon Humanities, pp. 18-21, Winter 1990.
- use of shilajit Contributor (excerpts of writings + photographs) in Mark Francis & Randy Hester, The Meaning of the Garden, MIT Press:Cambridge, 1990.
- “Henry Vincent Hubbard,” in American Landscape Architecture: Designers and Places, ed. William Tishler, The Preservation Press: Washington, D.C., 1988
- “Cultivating Charm,” (co-author Nancy Rottle), Garden Design, Vol. 7:3, pp. 26-33, 88, Autumn 1988
- “McUrbia: The 1950’s and the Birth of the Contemporary American Landscape,” Places, Vol. 5: No. 2, pp. 40-49. 1988
- “Pastoral,” Ville Giardini, No. 222: Dec. 1987 (Italian)
- “Agritettura,” Ville Giardini, No. 211: pp. 54-59. Nov. 1986 (Italian)
- “Landscape Films,”Landscape Journal, Vol. 5: No. 1, pp. 1-8. Spring 1986
- “I Quattro Fiumi,”Ville Giardini, Numero 203, pp. 52-55. Feb. 1986 (Italian)
- “Mille Interpretazioni,” Ville Giardini, Numero 202, pp. 50-53. Dec. 1985 (Italian)
- “The Garden-Art of Agriculture,” Garten + Landschaft, , pp. 29-32. Oct. 1985
- “Landscape Perception,” Environmental Review, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 370-372. 1984
- “The Western City Park,” Parks in the West and American Culture, Sun Valley, Idaho: Institute of the American West. 1984
- “Agriculture’s Art: The Garden,” Landscape Architecture, Vol. 74: No. 3, pp. 60-64. May/June 1984
- “Being Ryoan-ji,” Landscape Architecture, Vol. 73: No. 2, p. 77. March/April 1983
- “Magic Markers,” Yearbook in Landscape Architecture: Historic Preservation, Richard Austin et. al. eds. , New York: Van Nostand Reinhold. 1983
- “The Bicycle Kodak,” Environmental Review, Vol. IV, no. 3, pp. 24-33. 1981
- “Viewfinder: Toward A Common Landscape View,” Landscape Architecture, Vol. 69: No. 3, pp. 315-317. May 1979
- “Environmental Autobiography,” Childhood-City Newsletter, No. 14, pp. 8-11,17. Dec.1978
- “The Landscape of McDonald’s,” Journal of American Culture, (reprinted in The World Of Ronald McDonald, ed. Marshall Fishwick, Bowling Green, Ohio: Popular Culture Press: pp. 357-362) 1978
- “Communal Environments of Muncie” in Middletown Man: The Human Side of Life in Muncie,Indiana, Ball State University. 1974
- Wall Painting-Eastern U.S.A. Slide show and booklet. Environmental Communications, Venice, California. 1973
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