John Stilgoe

John Stilgoe

Robert and Lois Orchard Professor in the History of Landscape

A 2015-16 Harvard William Channing Cabot Fellow and most recently author of Old Fields: Photography, Glamour, and Fantasy Landscape (UVA Press, 2014) and What Is Landscape? (MIT Press, forthcoming 2016), Stilgoe has written many books, among them Train Time:  Railroads and Imminent Landscape Change (UVA Press, 2007), Landscape and Images (UVA Press, 2005), Lifeboat:  A History of Courage, Cravenness, and Survival at Sea (UVA Press, 2003), and Alongshore (Yale Univ. Press, 1994).  He has won the Francis Parkman, George Hilton, and Bradford William Medals, the AIA award for collaborative research, the Charles C. Eldredge Prize for art-history research, and the Signet Society Medal. He is a Fellow of the Society of American Historians, has taught in VES since 1977, and carries a Rolleiflex fitted for both 120 and 35mm film--often to sea.  

"The Morning the Red Line Died"   copyright  John R. Stilgoe

Image: "The Morning the Red Line Died." © John R. Stilgoe.

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