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Academic to deliver lecture on Versailles at Princeton

Dr Ian Thompson, Reader in Landscape Architecture, will be visiting Princeton University this week to deliver a lecture on the Gardens of Versailles.

'The Sun King’s Garden: André Le Nôtre, Louis XIV, and the Creation of the Gardens of Versailles' will draw on Dr Thompson's book of the same name and be delivered at the opening of Versailles on Paper: A Graphic Panorama of the Palace and Gardens of Louis XIV, on view February 13 to July 19, 2015 in the main gallery of Firestone Library, Princeton University.

Dr Thompson is also the author of The English Lakes: A History (Bloomsbury) and A Very Short Introduction to Landscape Architecture (Oxford University Press).

He is on the organising committee for Landscape, Wilderness and The Wild conference, to be held at Newcastle University 26-28 March and Programme Director for the MA in Landscape Architecture Studies.


published on: 9 February 2015