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The Flood of Missed Opportunities: Florence, November 4, 1966

January 5, 2016 | Anatole Tchikine

Ponte Santa Trìnita and Lungarno Acciaioli on November 4, 1966

Anatole Tchikine is assistant director of Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (Trustees for Harvard University) in Washington, DC, and a former fellow of Dumbarton Oaks and the Medici Archive Project in Florence. A historian of Italian Renaissance and Baroque architecture and landscape, he holds a PhD in art history from the University of Dublin, Trinity College (2004). His research focuses on the evolution of fountain design and its role in garden and urban settings, the history of botanical gardens and collecting in grand ducal Tuscany, and the reception and constructions of Tuscan countryside in art and literature. He is a co-editor of The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century (2016).