Anatole Tchikine is Assistant Director of Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington.
Trained as an architecture historian, he works at the intersection of the histories of art, science, technology, and urbanism. One particular focus is the role of water and hydraulic display in Renaissance and Baroque garden design and city planning and the relationship between gardens, plant collecting, and self-fashioning in Medici Tuscany. He has taught at Trinity College Dublin, Rutgers University, and Maryland Institute College of Art, and held fellowships from Dumbarton Oaks and the Medici Archive Project in Florence. He is a co-editor of The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century and editor of the forthcoming Constructing a “Third Nature”: Gardens and Landscapes of the Italian Renaissance.