Winner, International Cosmos Prize for “Contributions to the Harmonious Co-existence of Nature and Humankind”
Anne Whiston Spirn is professor of landscape architecture and planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the author of award-winning books: The Granite Garden: Urban Nature and Human Design, The Language of Landscape, and Daring to Look: Dorothea Lange’s Photographs and Reports from the Field. For more information about her work and upcoming events, visit annewhistonspirn.com
“Over the past three decades, Anne Spirn has been the world’s preeminent educator, theorist, and public figure in the field of landscape architecture.” Alan Berger, author of Drosscape.
On The Language of Landscape
“Anne Whiston Spirn brings to her reading of landscapes the eye of an artist, the mind of a scholar, and the pen of a gifted writer. What she has produced is nothing less than a field guide for all those who share her belief that the language of landscape is among the richest and most meaningful that any of us can hope to understand. The result is a triumph. There are few books that have the power to change the way one sees the world. This is one of them.”
William Cronon, author of Nature’s Metropolis