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Biographical Information on Landscape Architects

Biographical Information on Landscape Architects is a bibliographic guide to UC Berkeley Library and web resources for biographical information on landscape architects. For additional information, please consult the Environmental Design Library reference staff, 210 Wurster Hall.

UC Berkeley faculty, registered students, and staff who are off campus may use items marked UCB Only or UC Only by using The Library's off-campus access services.

Compiled by Deborah Sommer. Content reviewed: June 2010

Collective Biographies

In addition to titles listed here, go to Find Information on The Library's home pageElectronic resourcesElectronic resources: types A-ZBiographical Sources for a list of links to full-text biographical sources on the web.

General Biographies


Specialized Biographies


Finding Books

To search for books about landscape architects as a group, in the library catalogs, the following Library of Congress subject headings may be useful.

Architecture--Film catalogs
Architecture--Videotape catalogs
Landscape architects--Biography
Landscape architects--[place name]
Landscape architects--[place name]--Correspondence
Landscape architects--[place name]--Exhibitions
Landscape architects--[place name]--Interviews
Landscape architects--Directories
Landscape architects--Homes and haunts
Landscape architects--Interviews
Landscape architecture--History
Women landscape architects

Modify these searches with the addition of descriptive terms (subheadings). The following subheadings may be especially useful:

-Criticism & interpretation
-Knowledge and learning

tip Remember to search for a landscape architect's firm name as well as his/her personal name. For example, search for both the personal name eckbo garrett and the corporate name garrett eckbo associates.


Finding Journal & Newspaper Articles

Biographies may be found in journal and newspaper articles; note that newspaper articles on contemporary projects can be useful sources of biographical information. In addition to the indexes listed here, some newspapers are available full text on the web; information regarding archives of older issues is sometimes available at these sites.



Additional Sources


Obituaries frequently include synopses of an individual's professional life and contributions and often appear in newspapers. See Finding Journal & Newspaper Articles in this guide for useful sources.