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Garden and Landscape Studies

The Garden and Landscape Studies program was established in 1972 to support advanced scholarship in garden history and landscape architecture, encompassing the study of culturally and artistically significant landscapes around the world from ancient times to the present. The program seeks to deepen the understanding of landscape and gardens as a field of knowledge and research and as a practice carried out by landscape architects, landscape artists, and gardeners. The program provides support for research and organizes public programs and scholarly events, publications, and art installations.

 

May 05, 2017

Landscapes of Pre-Industrial Cities

Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium | Georges Farhat and John Beardsley, Symposiarchs
Apr 21, 2017

Success in the City: Social and Environmental Urban Design for the 21st Century

Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit Panel | John Beardsley and Jeanne Haffner, Chairs

Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies

Bringing scholars and practitioners together, the Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies explores how urban environments got to be the way they are and how best to manage them today.

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Middle East Garden Traditions

This web-based research tool offers selected catalogues, glossaries, and bibliographies on Umayyad, Abbasid, Andalusian, Ottoman, Mughal, North African, and Safavid gardens from the eighth century to the present.

Digitized Rare Books

A selection of titles in the Rare Book Collection have been digitized.

Library and Special Collections Resources

Resources for scholars in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies