Zube Lecture: An Aerial Pattern Language - Landslides Aerial Photography

November 15, 2012
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hills North

Room: 105

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Marny West

An Aerial Pattern Language – Landslides Aerial Photography

Alex S. MacLean, Aerial Photographer

Harvard University Graduate School of Design,

Master in Architecture 1973

Harvard College, B.A. 1969

***Images submitted by Alex MacLean and cannot be used without permission.

Pilot and photographer Alex MacLean has flown his plane over much of the United States documenting the landscape. Trained as an architect, he has portrayed the history and evolution of the land from vast agricultural patterns to city grids, recording changes brought about by human intervention and natural processes. His powerful and descriptive images provide clues to understanding the relationship between the natural and constructed environments. 

MacLean’s photographs have been exhibited widely in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia and are found in private, public and university collections. He has won numerous awards, including the 2009 CORINE International Book Award for OVER: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point, the American Academy of Rome’s Prix de Rome in Landscape Architecture for 2003-2004 and grants from foundations such as the National Endowment for the Arts and Graham Foundation. He was most recently a fellow at the HWK Institute in Delmenhorst, Germany. 


MacLean is the author /coauthor of ten books including: Up on the Roof: New York’s Hidden Skyline Spaces (2012), Chroniques Aeriennes: L’art d’Alex MacLean (2010), Las Vegas| Venice (2010), OVER: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point (2008), Visualizing Density (2007), The Playbook (2006), Designs on the Land: Exploring America from the Air (2003), Above and Beyond; Visualizing Change in Small Towns and Rural Areas (2002), Taking Measures Across the American Landscape (1996) and Look at the Land; Aerial Reflections of America (1993. MacLean maintains a studio and lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts.


For more information : www.alexmaclean.com


The Zube lecture series is named for Ervin Zube, former head of LARP from 1974 to 1980. Professor Zube is internationally known for his leadership in developing a culture of academic research in the profession of landscape architecture. His research made numerous seminal contributions to landscape planning theory and practice.****

 For a complete listing of our Fall Lecture Series :  http://www.umass.edu/larp/Zube/lecture_series_Fall_2012.html