History of Art and Architecture

Alan London



Alan London’s research focuses on American painting of the first half of the 20th Century and on artists’ collectivities during that period.  His subsidiary research interest is designed landscapes in Europe and America from 1700 to the present.   His Pitt master’s qualifying paper was on landscape architect Ken Smith’s 2005 roof gardens at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  His Chatham University master’s thesis analyzed the fraught design history of the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. (1995).   Alan joined HAA in 2013, after retiring from a 40+ year career as a corporate lawyer. 

Education Details

M.A. in Landscape Studies, Chatham University
J.D., Yale Law School
B.A., Yale University

Selected Publications

"Honoring Veterans of the Korean War: Conflicting Values of Commemoration," in M. Elen Deming, ed., "Values in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design:  Finding Center in Theory and Practice," (Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2015).

Conference Presentations

"A Space for Soldiers on the Mall: The Narrative Landscape of the Korean War Veterans Memorial." Annual Meeting of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, April 2012.