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An aerial view of the dynamic Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust designed by architect Hagy Belzberg. Photo: Iwaan Ban

Landscape is about memory. We remember a flower’s scent, the taste of berries from our grandmother’s garden, and the sound of grasses  rustling in the wind. These memories stay with us; set off by sensory triggers,  they return from the recesses of our minds.[pullquote]"From the pyre rises the phoenix, that through a mantle of ash can emerge a shoot of restored life." — Simon Schama, Landscape and Memory[/pullquote]

There is also the memory of the earth. Plants send shoots up, flower, and die back in a cycle that predates and transcends humans on earth. Throughout the year and over decades, the cycles of birth, life, death, and birth repeat again and again.

 

Undulating concrete walls of The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust are softened by waves of grasses and seasonal plants. Photo: Lisa Lee Benjamin

The undulating roof landscape of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) is a visionary res...

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