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Prestigious architecture book prize for Kent lecturer

Dr David HaneyDr David Haney, Lecturer in Architecture at the University, has been awarded a prestigious book prize by the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH).

Dr Haney, of the University's Kent School of Architecture, was awarded the Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Book Award 2013 at a ceremony in April for his book When Modern Was Green: Life and work of landscape architect Leberecht Migge.

Dr Haney's book, the result of five years of PhD research undertaken while he was living in Berlin, is the first major biographical study of the German landscape architect Leberecht Migge.

When Modern Was Green: Life and work of landscape architect Leberecht MiggeDr Haney said: '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, the book addresses conceptual and theoretical aspects of German ecological design, challenging conventional assumptions about modernism and ecological design history.

The Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Book Award was established by the SAH 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.

When Modern Was Green: Life and work of landscape architect Leberecht Migge by David Haney was published in 2010 by Routledge.



Contact: M.J.Herrema@kent.ac.uk

Story published at 2:43pm 30 April 2013

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