A Natural History of English Gardening 1650--1800
Cambridge Mass. and London Yale University Press, Paul Mellon Studies for British Art
440pp, 300 colour and 100 b/w plates.Winner of the 2013 David R. Coffin Publication Grant, given by the Foundation for Landscape Studies. Inspired by the pioneering naturalist Gilbert White, who viewed natural history as the common study of cultural and natural communities. Mark Laird is a historic landscape consultant and garden conservator and teaches landscape history at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.