Jewish Values: Love Every Leaf: The Life of Landscape Architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

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89 p.
Love Every Leaf is an inspirational biography of one of the first successful women landscape architects. . Seventeen year old Cornelia Hahn fled Nazi Germany with her Jewish family in 1938. Upon her marriage to Peter Oberlander in 1953, they moved to Vancouver where she designed innovative children’s playgrounds and rooftop garden, emphasizing environmentally sound design. Cornelia Hahn Oberlander triumphed over her Holocaust experience and, in a symbolic act, visited Berlin, as a guest of the German government, in 1998. Love Every Leaf is a feminist story more than a Jewish one. In a field dominated by men, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander reached the top, practicing her five important “Ps”: Patience, Perseverance, Politeness, Professionalism and Passion. The book contains important information regarding ecology and environmental responsibility and its format is very pleasing: black & white photographs of family, projects, and architectural landscape designs, are presented along with clear text and boxed informational anecdotes.
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