William Best Hesseltine Award 2002-03 Winners Announced
Our readers have chosen: the 37th annual William
Best Hesseltine Award goes to William H. Tishler and Erik M.
Ghenoiu for their Volume 87, Summer 2002-03 article "Conservation Pioneers:
Jens Jensen and the Friends of Our Native Landscape."
William H. Tishler
William H. Tishler, a Door County native, is professor ementus of Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds degrees from the UW and Harvard University. A former chair of Wisconsin's Histonc Preservation Review Board, he has developed and taught courses in historic preservation. Along with his students, he prepared the master plan for the Wisconsin Historical Society's site Old World Wisconsin.
Erik M. Ghenoiu
Erik Ghenoiu is a doctoral student in Architecture at Harvard University. He holds degrees in urban geography, cultural geography, and art history. He
studies nineteenth- and twentieth-century urbanism and issues related to the cultural
landscape. Some of his recent projects include a historiography of the concept of
"place" in architectural discourse and an investigation of the relationship between Amencan and Gennan city planning around 1910.
"Conservation Pioneers: Jens Jensen and the Friends of Our Native Landscape" chronicles the history of the conservation group "Friends of Our Native Landscape" and its founder, landscape architect Jens Jensen (1860-1951). Founded in 1913, the group was led in successive years by conservationists Stephen Mather (1860 -1930) and Aldo Leopold (1886-1948). The authors include a brief history of the conservation movement while tracing Jensen's career, including his emigration to the United States in 1884 and his work designing public and private parks throughout the Midwest. Access our online archives of the Wisconsin Magazine of History in order to read the article online.
Established in memory of a past president of the Wisconsin Historical
Society and a distinguished University of Wisconsin professor, the
William Best Hesseltine Award honors an individual article that
appears in a four-issue volume of the Wisconsin Magazine of History.
WMH readers have chosen the award winners since 2002.