The Foundation for Landscape Studies is proud to announce the winners of the 2009 David R. Coffin Publication Grant, which is given for the purpose of research and publication of a book that advances scholarship in the field of garden history and landscape studies.
A Life Spent Changing Places: An Autobiography
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
John Dixon Hunt
The Venetian City Garden: Place, Typology, and Perception
This book is a history of the Venetian garden as a representation of the city’s unique cultural and environmental conditions.
Judith K. Major
The Evolution of a Landscape Critic: Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
This book is the first full-length study of the artist, architect, critic, historian, and journalist Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer’s writings on landscape gardening.
Janet Mendelsohn and Christopher Wilson, Editors
My Kind of American Landscape: J. B. Jackson Speaks
Publisher: Center for American Places
This publication is made up of a DVD documentary, a book of essays, and a portfolio of images. It provides a composite portrait of the teachings, writings, drawings, and photographs of the cultural geographer John Brinckerhoff Jackson.