Classical Lecture Series: Edith Wharton and the Villas of Rome

Classical Lecture Series: Edith Wharton and the Villas of Rome
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Classical Lecture Series 

CeCe T. Haydock, Guest Speaker 

Edith Wharton’s prolific career as a fiction writer is well-known. But her unusual ability both to write and to observe puts her at the forefront of Italian garden critics as well; her book Italian Villas and their Gardens remains today a scholarly resource on the subject. Eight Roman villas described by Wharton in her influential book will be analyzed, as well as the influence of the villas on Wharton's own houses and her novels.

CeCe Haydock graduated from Princeton University (BA English) and received a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry. After working for the New York City Parks Department, she joined the firm, Innocenti and Webel in Locust Valley, NY, before starting her private practice. In 2007, she did research as a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome on Edith Wharton and Italian villas. She has lectured and written on historic Italian, French, and American gardens for Old Westbury Gardens, Maryland’s Ladew Topiary Gardens, Princeton University, and numerous garden and horticultural clubs. A trustee of Planting Fields Arboretum and a member of the International Council of The Preservation Society of Newport County, she is a visiting lecturer at the New York Botanic Garden and an adjunct professor at Long Island University. CeCe is currently expanding her private practice to include landscape sustainability.

This is the 5th lecture of the 2019 Classical Lecture Series.  The Series will also include:
October 23: The Architecture of John Simpson:  The Timeless Language of Classicism, John Simpson, Guest Speaker

Free for 2019 Classical Lecture Series Season Pass Holders
Individual Ticket:
ICAA Members - $30
General Public - $55


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This 2019 Classical Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support from:

Event Sponsor
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