The Culture of Nature: Garden Design, East and West.

EC November 7, Saturday at 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Art Museum and Olin 01

gardens

André Le Nôtre’s formal parterre gardens at the Château of Vaux-le-Vicomte

A symposium featuring four talks about a garden history, design, and culture.
Registration: https://www.colby.edu/artdept/lectures/southworth-lectures/

Speakers

10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m. James L. Wescoat Jr, MIT, “The Poetics of Mughal Gardens and Subahs in the Akbarnama

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Alison Hardie, University of Leeds “Professional garden designers and the aesthetic turn in Seventeenth-century China”

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Eric Haskell, Scripps College, “Sites of Seduction: French Folly Gardens of the Eighteenth Century”

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Anna Marley, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, “The Garden as Picture:  Impressionism, Progressivism and the American Garden Movement”

Student Discussions:

  • Garden Design December 15, 2015 Kathryn ChowThis year’s Southworth Symposium series revolved around the Culture of Nature as depicted in garden design. The symposium featured historians, landscape architects, and the like, studying various locations around the world: ...
  • Shift in Gardening Design in 17th Century China December 15, 2015 Kay ShigemoriI enjoyed listening to the series of lectures that explored several different types of gardens and learning about the history behind the gardens in each of the different countries. The ...
  • Chinese Gardens November 29, 2015 mekoppDuring the Ming dynasty in the 17th century, China underwent many social and cultural changes due to the sudden influx of silver from South America. Social mobility consequently led to ...
  • Mughal Gardens November 17, 2015 eroakleyThis past Saturday, I was lucky enough to go to part of the garden conference held here at Colby.  I went to the first talk, an exploration of gardens in ...
  • Ming Dynasty Garden Transformation and the Maine Garden Movement November 12, 2015 Nick PattisonThe garden conference last Saturday was amazing!! It was really interesting to learn about gardens and garden designs in the Ming Dynasty, during the 15th century, and the turn it ...
  • The Culture of Nature: Garden Design, East and West, lecture 4 November 7, 2015 James Fleming3:00–4:00pm  Anna Marley, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts “The Garden as Picture: Impressionism, Progressivism and the American Garden Movement” Author’s abstract: Dr. Marley’s recent exhibition and publication The Artist’s Garden: American ...
  • The Culture of Nature: Garden Design, East and West, lecture 3 November 7, 2015 James Fleming2:00–3:00 pm  Eric Haskell, Scripps College “Sites of Seduction: French Folly Gardens of the Eighteenth Century” Author’s abstract: The aesthetic frames of exoticism, the essential configurations of eroticism, and the illicit intentions ...
  • The Culture of Nature: Garden Design, East and West, lecture 2 November 7, 2015 James FlemingSouthworth Lecture #2 11:15–12:15am Alison Hardie, University of Leeds “Professional Garden Designers and the Aesthetic Turn in 17th C China” Author’s abstract: In the late Ming dynasty (mid-sixteenth to mid-seventeenth centuries), the concept ...
  • The Culture of Nature: Garden Design, East and West, lecture 1 November 7, 2015 James FlemingSouthworth lecture #1 10:15–11:15am  Nov. 7, 2015 James L. Wescoat Jr, Massachusetts Institute of Technology “The Poetics of Mughal Gardens and Subahs in the Akbarnama” Author’s abstract: Of the many fragmentary sources on Mughal ...