@Dumbarton Oaks

Coffin, David R.

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Coffin, David R.

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  • Coffin, David Robbins
  • Coffin, David
  • David R. Coffin

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Dates of existence

1918-2003

History

American historian of Renaissance gardens and landscape architecture. Coffin taught at Princeton University from 1949-1988, serving as chair of the art and archaeology department from 1964-1970. In addition, Coffin was the first chairman of the Garden Advisory Committee for Dumbarton Oaks, which led to the establishment of a scholarly program for garden and landscape studies in 1971. Coffin also organized the first garden symposium at Dumbarton Oaks in 1971, which focused on his métier, Italian gardens.

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US LCNAF n 90635863

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ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families

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This record was created by Shalimar White on January 27. 2014.

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