Three Geoffrey Jellicoe videos to be published

Three Geoffrey Jellicoe videos to be published in 2016

Three Geoffrey Jellicoe videos to be published in 2016

The LAA is preparing three videos for publication to remind everyone of Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe. The 20th anniversary of his death will be on 17 July 2016. Jellicoe made six key contributions to the landscape architecture profession:

  • Jellicoe helped found the Institute of Landscape Architects (ILA) in 1929, which became the Landscape Institute in the 1970s.
  • Jellicoe was President of the ILA from 1939-1949
  • Jellicoe was the founding president of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) in 1948
  • Jellicoe’s many books shaped the history and theory of landscape architecture – most notably the Landscape of Man in 1975
  • Jellicoe ‘s personal generosity, in passing on jobs, helped many of the landscape architects who became established in the 1950s, including Sylvia Crowe, Brenda Colvin, Peter Youngman and Derek Lovejoy
  • Jellicoe anticipated the principle, now associated with landscape urbanism, that urban design should rest more on landscape architecture than on architecture or engineering

Note: the videos were published in July 2016:

  • On Draughtsmanship – a 1982 lecture to Thames Polytechnic/University of Greenwich
  • The Relationship of Landscape to Architecture and Urbanism  – a 1984 lecture to Thames Polytechnic/University of Greenwich
  • Motopia – a 1959 design for a new town in West London (commentary by Tom Turner)
  • Loch Kishorn – an environmental impact design (commentary by Tom Turner)

Tom Turner

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