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Janet Mendelsohn taught film and still photography at Harvard University before becoming a documentary film maker with a focus on the environment. Her projects include filmes for the Conservation Foundation on changes in land and water use, documentaries for the PBS science series NOVA, as well as independent films about the arts, including Figure in a Landscape: Conversations with J. B. Jackson, with Claire Marino (1988) and J. B. Jackson and the American Landscape (2015). She lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.


Chris Wilson is the J. B. Jackson Chair of Cultural Landscape Studies at the University of New Mexico, where he developed its Historic Preservation and Regionalism Program. He is the author of many books, including La Tierra Amarilla: Its History, Architecture and Cultural Landscape (Museum of New Mexico Press, 1991), with David Kammer, which won the Antoinette Forrester Downing Award from the Society of Architectural Historians; The Myth of Santa Fe: Creating a Modern Regional Tradition (University of New Mexico Press, 1997), which received the Abbott Lowell Cummings Award from the Vernacular Architecture Forum; and Facing Southwest: The Life and Houses of John Gaw Meem (W. W. Norton, 2001), which sings the virtues of a leading 1930s modern regionalist. He and Paul Groth edited the field survey, Everyday America: Cultural Landscape Studies after J. B. Jackson (University of California Press, 2003), and Wilson was the lead author and editor for the landmark study, The Plazas of New Mexico (Trinity University Press, 2011).








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