Lecture: Origins of the James Rose House & Garden

James Rose Center

506 E Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ
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From its spatial fusion of in-and-out-of-doors to its innovative handling of change, Rose’s national register-listed home is a unique expression of some of the twentieth century’s most advanced modern design thinking. In a unique opportunity within Rose’s home itself, this lecture explores the origins and evolution of Rose’s modern design concepts from his student years in the 1930s until his passing in 1991, as it analyzes how they led to the design and evolution of what is likely his most significant work: his own home in Ridgewood, NJ.

The lecture will be delivered by Dean Cardasis, FASLA, professor emeritus of landscape architecture at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; director of the James Rose Center; and principal designer of Cave Hill Landscape Architects. His landscape designs and modern preservation projects have won national awards, and his articles on modern and contemporary design have been widely published. His biography of James Rose, James Rose: A Voice Offstage, won the J.B. Jackson Prize from the Foundation for Landscape Studies.

Free, advance registration required.

The James Rose Center is also hosting two tours of the house and gardens. One will take place earlier in the day prior to this lecture at 11 am and another tour will be hosted on October 14 at 11 am. Tours are free for Docomomo US members but registration is required.

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This event is part of Docomomo US Tour Day 2023.

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