Program, 2001 Spring Symposium

Symposium on Social Reception of Baroque Gardens

May 11-12, 2001

Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.

Program

Friday, May 11th

8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee on the Terrace

9:00 Welcome by Edward L. Keenan, Director of Dumbarton Oaks
Introduction by Michel Conan, Director of Studies in Landscape Architecture

8:30 a.m Registration and Coffee on the Terrace

9:00 Welcome by Edward L. Keenan, Director of Dumbarton Oaks
Introduction by Michel Conan, Director of Studies in Landscape Architecture

Morning Session: Two Early Examples of Baroque Garden Politics
Chair: James Wescoat (University of Colorado)

9:40 Stephen West (University of California, Berkeley)
Baroque Politics in the Imperial Song Gardens at Kaifeng and Their Dilemmas

Break (20 minutes)

11:00 Tracy Ehrlich (Colgate University)
Pastoral Landscape and Social Politics in Baroque Rome

12:00 p.m. Lunch in the Gardens (by subscription)

Afternoon Session: Reception and Appropriation of Baroque Garden Politics in Europe
Chair: Michael Leslie (Rhodes College)

2:00 Michel Conan (Dumbarton Oaks)
Playfulness and Imagination in French Baroque Gardens Before 1661

3:00 Magnus Olausson (National Museum of Stockholm)
The Aesthetic & Social Reception and Development of the Baroque Garden in Sweden

Break (20 minutes)

4:20 Roland Puppe
Saxon Baroque Gardens (1694-1733): Nature's Entertainment Palaces

5:20 Reception

Saturday, May 12th

8:30 a.m. Coffee on the Terrace

Morning Session: Visitor and Tourist Responses to Baroque Gardens
Chair: Richard Etlin (University of Maryland)

9:00 Lisa Heer (Boise State University)
Copies in the Garden: Guido Reni's Aurora in England

10:00 Lance Neckar (University of Minnesota)
Polity and Politeness at Castle Howard: Awed and Angry Visitors in a Baroque Landscape Architecture

Break (20 minutes)

11:20 Margherita Azzi Visentini (Politecnico di Milano)
The Borromean Islands on the Lago Maggiore: Their History and Appreciation from the 16th to the Early 20th Century

12:20 p.m. Lunch in the Gardens (by subscription)


Afternoon Session: Gardening: Innovations and Print Communication
Chair: Michel Conan (Dumbarton Oaks)

2:00 Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi (Università di Pisa)
Gardens of Knowledge and the "Republique des Gens de Lettre"

3:05 Erik A. de Jong (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Of Plants and Gardeners, Prints and Statues: Reception and Exchange in Northern European Garden Culture

4:10 Concluding Remarks

4:30 End of Symposium

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