ELIZABETH HOPE CUSHING, Ph.D., is the author of the new LALH book, Arthur A. Shurcliff: Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape, based on her doctoral dissertation for the American and New England Studies program at Boston University. Cushing is a practicing landscape historian who consults, writes, and lectures on landscape matters.
She has written cultural landscape history reports for the Taft Art Museum in Cincinnati, The National Park Service, the Department of Conservation and Recreation of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and other institutions and agencies. Her contributor credits include Pioneers of American Landscape Design (McGraw Hill Companies, 2000), Design with Culture: Claiming America’s Landscape Heritage (University of Virginia Press, 2005), Shaping the American Landscape(University of Virginia Press, 2009), and Drawing Toward Home (Historic New England, 2010). She has received a grant from the Gill Family Foundation to write a biography of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.
Books in order of publication:
Community By Design: The Olmsted Firm and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts – 2013
Arthur A. Shurcliff: Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape – 2014