Dr David H. Haney has been awarded a prestigious Leverhulme Fellowship to support the writing of his book, The Gardening State: Landscape Architecture and Horticulture under National Socialism.
The Leverhulme Fellowship will enable him to take the entire academic year 2015-2016 for a writing sabbatical. The scope of the book covers all aspects of landscape architecture and horticulture during the National Socialist period, including the new Autobahn landscapes, the resettlement of the conquered eastern territories, and monumental landscape ensembles. While other authors have focussed on architecture alone, this will be the first study giving an overview of the important fields of landscape architecture and horticulture during this dark historical episode. This book will not only cover the historical material in depth, but will also serve as a warning of the dangers of social exclusion in the cultural landscape.
Publication is planned for 2017.