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David R. Coffin Publication Grant for 2018

The Foundation for Landscape Studies is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 David R. Coffin Publication Grant, which is given for the research and publication of a book that advances scholarship in the field of garden history and landscape studies. The recipients are listed in alphabetical order.

Ethan Carr

The Greatest Beach: A History of the Cape Cod National Seashore

University of Georgia Press

Ethan Carr is a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a landscape historian and preservationist specializing in public landscapes. He has written two award-winning books, Wilderness by Design (1998) and Mission 66: Modernism and the National Park Dilemma (2007) that describe the twentieth-century history of planning and design in the U.S. national park system as the context for considering its future management. He was the volume editor for The Early Boston Years, 1882-1890 of the Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted (2013).

Sara Cedar Miller

Before Central Park

Columbia University Press

Sara Cedar Miller was the official photographer for the Central Park Conservancy and from 1984 until 2017 and its designated historian after 1989. She has written and photographed Central Park, An American Masterpiece, published in 2003 and three other books on the Park. Her current book, Before Central Park, will be published in 2020 by Columbia University Press.

Reuben M. Rainey and J.C. Miller

Robert Royston

University of Georgia Press

J.C Miller, ASLA is a licensed landscape architect and writer with a deep interest in the post war California landscape. A partner at Vallier Design Associates, a landscape architecture and planning practice located in historic Point Richmond, California, he is also the former Director for the Landscape Architecture Program at UC Berkeley Extension.

Reuben M. Rainey is William Stone Weedon Professor Emeritus in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. He is Co-Director of the School's Center for Design and Health and a historian of American landscape architecture.

Alexander Robinson

The Spoils of Dust: Reinventing the Lake that Made Los Angeles

Applied Research and Design Publishing

Alexander Robinson is an Assistant Professor in the Landscape Architecture & Urbanism program at the University of Southern California. His first book, Living Systems: Innovative Materials in Landscape Architecture (co-authored with Liat Margolis) is a treatise on performance landscapes systems. His recent work has focused on the design of landscape infrastructures, including the Los Angeles River and Owens Lake. In 2015, he was awarded the American Academy in Rome, Prince Charitable Trust Rome Prize.

Stephen Whiteman

Constructing Kangxi: Landscape, Image and Ideology in Qing China

University of Washington Press

Stephen Whiteman is Senior Lecturer in Art History at The University of Sydney. An historian of early modern Chinese landscape and visual culture, he is a former Junior Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks and current Secretary of the Society of Architectural Historians Landscape History Chapter. He is co-author of Thirty-Six Views: The Kangxi Emperor's Mountain Estate in Poetry and Prints (Dumbarton Oaks/HUP, 2016), which received the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize in 2017.