Magda Salvesen, Department of Art History, New York University; Independent Scholar of Landscape History
Monday, March 2, 2015, 6:30 pm
New York University Department of Art History
Silver Center, Room 301
100 Washington Square East (entrance on Waverly Place)
As newly designed landscapes became places to visit in the 18th century — whether the owner was in residence or not — their innovative style became the talk of the town (and country), and the subject of essays, poetry and engravings. This talk explores the rich variety of moods produced by the creation of lakes and the placement of sculpture, temples and other fabriques within these new environments.
Sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians, New York Metropolitan Chapter and the New York University Department of Art History, Urban Design and Architecture Studies
Free and open to the public