Doctor of Philosophy: History of Art
Master of Arts: History of Art and Architecture
Bachelor of Arts: Art History
Associate of Science: Ornamental Horticulture
Instructor of English as a Second Language
During 2003 and 2004 I taught English to native Japanese speakers, from pre-school to adults, while living near Tokyo. The curricula included both conversational and written instruction, including grammar, phonics, modern idiom, speaking and writing for business or scholastic presentation. I am currently giving classes for beginning through advanced students in San Ramón. Instruction is moslty in conversational language, but includes specialized vocabularies, written composition and presentation, and study for standard exams, such as the TOEIC.
Throughout my undergraduate studies, both in horticulture and in art history, I have taken instruction in photography. Primarily a medium for personal artistic expression, I have had numerous one-man exhibitions, and my work is in a number of private collections. I have also freelanced in portraiture, fashion, wedding, and journalism, as well as using the camera as a design tool, and in my research work in art history. My undergraduate studies in art history included, in 1994, a five month photography excursion to Europe, during which I photographed twenty-nine landscape gardens for the Western Washington University Art Department's slide library.
Architectural Designer / Builder
As an independent designer/builder I have designed, built or remodeled private residential structures. From 1990 to 1996 I worked as a general contractor in Bellingham, WA. There, I served a larger contracting company as manager of procurement, jobsite logistics, design and code compliance, and payroll, for both single and multi-unit residential and commercial structures. I am currently executing my design of a residential complex in the cloud forest near San Ramón.
As co-owner/operator of a full-service landscaping company, my responsibilities included design, installation, and management of all aspects of the landscape, including construction and automated irrigation; contract negotiation, employee management, payroll and accounting.
Masters Thesis (unpublished): The Astronomers Monument: Los Angeles Visual Culture - Invented National Heritage.
Doctoral Dissertation (unpublished): The Fine Arts and Hollywood Visual Culture: Art Practices and Artistic Identity in The California Southland of the Nineteen-thirties.
Constructed Nature: An Annotated Bibliography. A descriptive analysis of 520 volumes (in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German) on the history and developments in landscape gardening and landscape architecture. (Currntly published on the web, http://www.words-and-art.com)
The Face of Copernicus at the William Andrews Clark, Jr. Memorial Library. West Adams Heritage Association Newsletter, No. 203, May 2003; and on the web: Van Buren Place Community Restoration Association, http://www.westadams-normandie.com/article.asp?ID=9
Dear Richman, Dear Goose: selected letters of Ward Ritchie and Lawrence Clark Powell, 1930-1933. Dr. Roger Larson, co-editor (in progress.)
Gordon Newell (working title.) In collaboration with Hal Newell, James Hunolt, and Judyth Greenburgh (in progress.)
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