Part-time Faculty, Art and Design History and Theory, First Year
Gabriel Wick is a landscape historian and conservation consultant. He received his master's in landscape architecture from UC Berkeley and a specialized degree in historic landscape conservation from the National Architecture School of Versailles (École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture - Versailles). He worked as a landscape designer and planner at Hargreaves Associates in New York and, after his move to Paris in 2006, in the office of Michel Desvigne. He is currently completing his doctoral research studies in history and cultural geography at the University of London -- Queen Mary. His research, under the direction of Colin Jones and Miles Ogborn, looks at how landscape design was used to communicate political and ideological meanings within the progressive aristocracy in the lead-up to the Revolution.His recently published book, Un Paysage des Lumières: le jardin anglais du château de La Roche-Guyon (Paris: Artlys, 2014) uses text and drawings to reconstitute the eighteenth-century landscape gardens of the La Rochefoucauld family at the château of La Roche-Guyon in the Oise. He has also published articles on historic landscapes and gardens in a number of scholarly reviews. In 2014, he received the Society of Architectural Historians' Scott Opler Annual Conference Fellowship.