David Haney has been presented with the Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Book Award by the Society of Architectural Historians.
The Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Book Award was established by the SAH Board in 2005 to recognise annually the most distinguished work of scholarship in the history of landscape architecture or garden design. Named for SAH Past President and landscape historian Elisabeth MacDougall, the award honours the late historian’s role in developing this field of study.
David Haney’s book was the result of five years of PhD research undertaken while living in Berlin. The research involved archival work in nine countries, and is the first full-length biographical study of Leberecht Migge, the most important landscape architect for German modernism. Using Migge as a starting point, Haney addresses conceptual and theoretical aspects of German ecological design, challenging conventional assumptions about modernism and ecological design history.
For more information on When Modern Was Green: Life and work of landscape architect Leberecht Migge, please visit Routledge.