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The Dumbarton Oaks Gardens
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Maybe it was because it was dusk that I found myself feeling lost, even though I wasn’t lost at all. Gray powdery light silvered, softly, everything it touched, not to pacify it, but as if, with gentle correction, to rout matter altogether—trees, shrubs, and closing flowers, like so many eyelids nestled in sleep’s calyx, the stonework in […]
Come on In: The Dumbarton Oaks Symposium
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If the scholars here at Dumbarton Oaks are the lifeblood of the institute as we know it—the necessities, the aerators of resources, the vital signs—then the symposia are the institute’s great lungs, chambers of commerce between the internal and external, between one scholar and her peers, between Dumbarton Oaks itself and a broader community: the […]
The Social Lunch
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Dumbarton Oaks, unlike many other institutions of its kind, is home to three, very different programs of study.  On their own, Byzantinists, Pre-Columbianists, and Garden & Landscape scholars would have no reason to interact, but at Dumbarton Oaks this is not the case.  By organizing communal lunches, teas, and social hours, a unique culture has […]
Olympic Landscapes: Green and Greener
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April 14, 2016 | Garden and Landscape Studies Public Lecture, Mary Margaret Jones
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Peter Jacobs
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Oral History phone interview with Peter Jacobs, undertaken by telephone by Veronica Koven-Matasy on August 12, 2010. At Dumbarton Oaks, Peter Jacobs was a Senior Fellow of Garden and Landscape Studies (1998–2005). He was also the first Beatrix Farrand Distinguished Fellow of Garden and Landscape Studies (spring 2008).
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The Language of Landscape: Frederic Church and the Culture of Detail in Nineteenth-Century America
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Jennifer Raab, Yale University, Junior Fellow 2008–2009
Located in Studies Programs / / Current and Former Fellows and Visiting Scholars / 2008–2009
Safavid Gardens as the Representation of their World and Culture
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Mahvash Alemi, Rome, Italy, Fellow 2008–2009
Located in Studies Programs / / Current and Former Fellows and Visiting Scholars / 2008–2009
The Art which Mends Nature: The Contributions of Garden and Forest to the History of American Environmentalism
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Eric A. MacDonald, University of Georgia, Fellow 2008–2009
Located in Studies Programs / / Current and Former Fellows and Visiting Scholars / 2008–2009
The Garden as Film Backdrop: Construction of Cinematic Garden Space
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Nina Gerlach, University of Heidelberg, Junior Fellow 2008–2009, Fall
Located in Studies Programs / / Current and Former Fellows and Visiting Scholars / 2008–2009
Ian Hamilton Finlay and the Creation of the Garden at Stonypath/Little Sparta
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Stephen Bann, CBE, University of Bristol, Beatrix Farrand Distinguished Fellow 2008–2009, Spring
Located in Studies Programs / / Current and Former Fellows and Visiting Scholars / 2008–2009