Mid-Century Modern Landscape Lecture and Book Signing with Ethne Clark

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    Renowned Garden and Design Editor Ethne Clarke to Give Lecture and Book Signing at Des Moines Botanical Garden: The Mid-Century Landscape

    The Mid-Century Modern Landscape: Lecture and Book Signing
    April 29, 2018; 2:00 p m
    Greater Des Moines Botanical Center
    909 Robert D. Ray Drive

    Presented by the Iowa Architectural Foundation in partnership with the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Tickets $15. Available now on Eventbrite.

    Ethne Clarke, internationally known lecturer and author, will give a richly illustrated talk about mid-twentieth century garden design at this event, presented by the Iowa Architectural Foundation in collaboration with the Des Moines Botanical Garden. Her new book, The Mid-Century Modern Landscape, is a fresh guide to the period, and one filled with inspiration for the home garden today. Ms. Clarke will explore the origins of mid-century modern garden design, revealing how architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Cliff May worked with landscape architects to blur the divisions between indoors and outdoors, creating gardens that were for living. Their influence continues to inspire contemporary gardens around the world.

    Proceeds from Architecture Month events will help fund Iowa Architectural Foundation programming around the state, increasing the public’s awareness of the value of architecture in building a better world.