New Documentary of Ruth Shellhorn

SHELLHORN-final-color-cover-comp-242x300This month we published Ruth Shellhorn by Kelly Comras, which is the first biography to examine the work of the path-breaking modernist landscape architect and her contribution to the “Southern California experience.”

Shellhorn’s influence in the field of landscape architecture can not be overstated. Her many works include such iconic examples as Bullock’s department stores, the University of California-Riverside, and perhaps her most well-known commission, the landscape design for Disneyland.

Our publishing partners at the Library of American Landscape History have now produced a documentary on Shellhorn, featuring commentary from Comras and imagery of the many beautiful spaces that Shellhorn designed during her career. It’s an excellent compliment to the book and well worth watching.

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