Michael Charlesworth gained his PhD in History and Theory of Art from the University of Kent at Canterbury in England. He has taught the area of nineteenth century Europe at the University of Texas at Austin since 1993. An authority on landscape and the history of gardens, on photography until 1918, and on landscape drawing and painting, Dr. Charlesworth is the author of Derek Jarman (Reaktion Books, 2011), Landscape and Vision in Nineteenth Century Britain and France (Ashgate, 2008), The Gothic Revival 1720-1870, (3 Vols, 2002); and The English Garden (3 Vols., 1993). He has also written articles about early cartography; book illustration; the late twentieth century artists Derek Jarman and Ian Hamilton Finlay; panoramic representation of landscape; and photographic history.