The Cultural Landscape Foundation
October 9: Shaping the American Landscape: New York City and the Region

Keith N. Morgan

Mr. Morgan is a scholar of nineteenth and twentieth century American and European architecture, interested in the relationships between architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. Professor Morgan has taught at Boston University since 1980. He has served as the director of the Preservation Studies Program and of the American and New England Studies Program and as the chairman of the Art History Department on two occasions. He is a former national president of the Society of Architectural Historians. His recent publications include Shaping a New American Landscape: The Art and Architecture of Charles A. Platt; Boston Architecture, 1975-1990, which he coauthored with Professor Naomi Miller; and a new introduction for the republication of Charles Eliot, Landscape Architect. He was the editor and one of the principle authors for Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, and served as the architecture editor for The Encyclopedia of New England. He has received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. 

Paper Abstract: “To Beautify the City”: The Picturesque Tradition, the New York Urban Grid, and Regional Landscape Culture PDF



Edwin S. Webster garden, Chestnut Hill, MA.  June 1924. Courtesy of Eleanor Blossom Fisher.

Chestnut Hill