About

Gabriel Wick is a Paris-based historian and curator, and a lecturer at the Paris campus of NYU. His research focuses on political culture in the pre-Revolutionary period, and in particular the meanings attached to English-inflected aesthetics and pastimes. He has curated a number of exhibitions, notably Hubert Robert et la fabrique des Jardins (château de La Roche-Guyon, 9/2017-12/2017), Terres de Voltaire, Jardins des Lumières (CMN / château de Ferney, 06/20-12/20), and Vivre à l’antique (CMN / château de Rambouillet, 03/21-06/21).

Education

Ph.D. in History, University of London – Queen Mary, 2017.

Master 2: des Jardins Historiques, Patrimoine et Paysage,Paris I Panthéon- Sorbonne / École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles, 2009

Masters in Landscape Architecture, University of California, Berkeley – The College of Environmental Design, 2004

Bachelors of the Arts, 2000, New York University – The Gallatin School, 2000

Other Publications

“Monceau, the Mémoires Secrets, and the Colisée: the reinvention of the duc de Chartres à l’anglais” in Carmontelle’s Gardens of Monceau, edited by Joseph Disponzio and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers. New Haven: Yale University Press, the Foundation for Landscape Studies and the Oak Spring Library, 2019.

“Constructed Memory in the Built Landscapes of Hubert Robert” in A Cultural History of Memory in the Eighteenth Century, edited by Patrick H. Hutton. London: Bloomsbury, 2019.

Les Jardins de Méréville. Rouen, Éditions des Falaises, 2018. (Laureat, Redouté Prize for historical writing, 2019)

Hubert et la Fabrique des Jardins (co-edited with Sarah Catala), ex. cat., Paris: Artlys, 2017.

“Le Plan de paysage: entre architecture et cartographie” in Laurent Le Bon and Marc Jeanson (eds.) Jardins, ex cat. Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 2016.

Une Maison de plaisance au dix-huitième siècle : l’hôtel de Noailles à Saint-Germain-en-Laye (co-edited with Françoise Brissard). Paris: Artlys, 2016.

Paysage des Lumières: le jardin anglais du château de La Roche-Guyon, Paris: Artlys, 2014.

“The Princesse de Monaco, Hubert Robert and the invention of the “vieux château” of Betz”, Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, Summer, (2017).

“Hubert Robert at the château of La Roche-Guyon”, Journal of Garden History, Nov. (2014).

Projects

Gabriel Wick is currently advising the Chambrun Foundation on the restoration of the park of the château of La Grange-Bléneau, last residence of General Lafayette. He is also working with the Département de l’Essonne and the French Heritage Society to help rescue the château and gardens of Méréville. He is also a trustee of the Historic Gardens Foundation.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

with Katherine McDonough, Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, “Shaping the Environment in 18th-century France” : 6 July 2020, 5:30PM – 7:30PM.

 

Between Palace and Vauxhall:
 the duc d’Orléans & the Chaussée d’Antin



Memberships

Georgian Group

Victorian Society

Attingham Trust

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