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Rutgers professor will give lecture about landscape designer James Rose

The UGA College of Environment and ­Design will sponsor a lecture by Rutgers ­University’s Dean Cardasis March 7 at 5 p.m. in Room 123 of the Jackson Street Building. Open free to the public, the lecture is sponsored by the Eleanor Ferguson Vincent fund at the College of Environment and Design. An opening reception at the Circle Gallery will accompany the lecture.

A landscape architect and director of the James Rose Center in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Cardasis is the author of the new book James Rose: A Voice Offstage. Published in 2017 by the University of Georgia Press and the Library of American Landscape History, the book recently was awarded the J.B. Jackson Prize from the Foundation for Landscape Studies.

James Rose, who practiced landscape design during much of the middle of the last century, was expelled from Harvard in 1937 for refusing to design in the Beaux-Arts style. The lecture accompanies an exhibit about Rose and his work in the Circle Gallery, also in the Jackson Street Building.

Along with two other design rebels of the era, Dan Kiley and Garrett Eckbo, Rose wrote a series of essays that would become a manifesto for developing modernist landscape architecture.