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When Modern Was Green wins the 2013 SAH Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Book Award

Every year the Society of Architectural Historians presents six awards to honor the most distinguished publications in architectural history (Hitchcock), urban history (Kostof), landscape history (MacDougall), preservation (Downing), and architectural exhibition catalogs (Johnson) that have been published in the previous two years. SAH also presents the Founders' Award for the best JSAH article written by an emerging scholar in the previous two years.

The Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Book Award was established by the SAH Board in 2005 to recognize 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 honors the late historian's role in developing this field of study.

This year this was won by David H. Haney's book, When Modern Was Green: Life and work of landscape architect Leberecht Migge, Routledge, 2010