Faculty, Art and Design History and Theory
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 campus 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.
He is the author of Un Paysage des Lumières: le jardin anglais du château de La Roche-Guyon (Paris: Artlys, 2014) a study and a graphic reconstitution of the eighteenth-century landscape gardens of the La Rochefoucauld family at the château of La Roche-Guyon. He also co-edited, along with Françoise Brissard Une Maison de plaisance au dix-huitième siècle (Paris: Artlys, 2016), a collection of essays on the house and gardens of the dukes of Noailles at Saint-Germain-en-Laye. He is the curator of the exhibition Hubert Robert et la fabrique des jardins (Château de La Roche-Guyon, September – November 2017), which will examine the role of the painter Hubert Robert (1733-1808) as a designer of built landscapes, sham ruins and other picturesque constructions. He is co-editing the catalog, also to be published by Artlys, with Sarah Catala.
Objects as History
Objects as History (Fall 2019)