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Lawrence Halprin show at S.F. Museum of Modern Art.

Lawrence Halprin show at S.F. Museum of Modern Art

Landscape architect Lawrence Halprin says: "Designing an environment is like scoring a theatrical piece to show how people are going to move around and what it is going to sound like.' You can learn more about this choreographic definition of design in an exhibit of Halprin's work at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, July 3 through August 24.

The show spotlights such commissions as the site planning for Sea Ranch, proposals for downtown Los Angeles, Portland's Lovejoy and Auditorium Forecourt Fountains, and San Francisco's own Levi's Plaza. Though the show omits his involvement with such controversial projects as San Francisco's Vailliancourt Fountain and the Market Street remodeling, it does illustrate Mr. Halprin's important contribution to Western design.

You'll see scale models for fountains, notebook sketches of Sierra formations blown up to gigantic scale, and specially made shadow boxes showing the character of particular landscape features. Museum admission is $3.50, $1.50 for seniors and children.

Herbst Theatre below the museum will be the site of two evening panel discussions. Tuesday, July 1, at 8: "The New American City in the West,' with Halprin and architects Charles Moore and Frank Gehry. Wednesday, July 2, at 8: "Collaboration between Artists and Architects,' with Halprin and sculptors George Segal and Robert Graham. Admission to each costs $7, $4 for students and seniors. For details, call 863-8800, extension 216.

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