Professor’s new book examines Philadelphia ecology through art and literature
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Professor’s new book examines Philadelphia ecology through art and literature

Alan Braddock, Ralph H. Wark Associate Professor of Art History & American Studies at William & Mary. Courtesy photo In his previous teaching position at Temple University, Alan Braddock had a direct connection to Philadelphia. His interest in artistic expressions of the city’s environmental history led him to publish a book on the subject. Braddock is the Ralph H. Wark Associate Professor of Art History & American Studies at William & Mary. He co-edited, co-wrote the introduction and wrote an essay for A Greene Country Towne: Philadelphia’s Ecology in the Cultural Imagination , which was recently published by the Penn State University Press. Currently on sabbatical as the Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities at Princeton, Braddock worked on this book project with former Temple doctoral student Laura Turner Igoe, now the Maher Curatorial Fellow of American Art at the Harvard Art Museums. Braddock describes their book as “an environmental history of Philadelphia from the point of view of the arts.” How did you come up with the idea for the book? The idea for the book originated several years ago while I was teaching at Temple University in Philadelphia, where I became interested in exploring the […]

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