The University of Pennsylvania Press will use a new six-figure award from the Getty Grant Program, coupled with an earlier award from the Graham Foundation of Chicago, to publish the first eight books in an international series to be called Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture.
Dr. John Dixon Hunt, professor of landscape architecture and chair of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning in the Graduate School of Fine Arts, is editor of the series, which will deal with wide-ranging aspects of landscape including Thomas Jefferson's landscape thought as well as English and European traditions in horticulture and landscape architecture.
Penn's is the only university press in the country with a focus on this subject area, according to the Press's art and architecture editor Jo Joslyn. The series will be aimed not only at scholars and practitioners but at general readers with serious interest in landscape topics. (For more on the Press, see the Compass feature.)
Volume 43 Number 22
February 18, 1997
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