After half a century of describing landscape history as an emerging discipline, it is safe to say it has arrived. The recent series of Berkeley/Design/Books is evidence of the transition from fledgling discipline to one expanding the histories of built environments. The series specifically argues for the importance of reassessing the narratives of modernism in architecture and landscape architecture by investigating a diversity of regional responses to landscape and culture. Edited by Marc Treib and published by William Stout Publishers with the College of Environmental Design at the University of California Berkeley, the series explores the regional modernism of California's Bay Area architects and landscape architects.

The series was launched in 2004 to promote critical scholarship on subjects drawn from the Environmental Design Archives (EDA) at Berkeley. The series builds on fifty years of scholarship on architectural modernism in California, beginning...

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