Tim in the restored Tudor Parterre at The Red Lodge, Bristol (Photo: Stephen Morris)
Mowl's career has included work as a freelance architectural historian,
an Inspector of Historic Buildings for English Heritage, an
architectural consultant and journalist in Bath, and lecturer and
writer on architecture and planning. He joined the University of
Bristol after delivering the Perry Art Lectures in 1992, where he
taught until taking early retirement in 2011. During his Bristol career
he was Professor of History of Architecture and Designed Landscapes,
Director of the MA in Garden History and also Director of the Institute
for Landscape and Garden History. He is now an Emeritus Professor at
Bristol and has recently been appointed as a Professorial Research
Fellow in the Institute of Humanities at the University of Buckingham for whom he directs a new, research-led MA in Garden History.
preparation for his MA Garden History course, Tim published
Gentlemen and Players: Gardeners of the English
(2000), which charts the influence of aristocrats and professionals on
the creation of landscape parks and gardens. With major funding from
the Leverhulme Trust, he is now researching and writing a nationwide
series of the historic landscapes and gardens of England. This has
produced 12 books to date with his study of Cambridgeshire
& The Isle of Ely set to appear in May 2013. In addition to this
project he continues to write architectural biographies and his most
recent, a major study of the eighteenth-century artist, architect,
furniture and landscape designer , William Kent, was published in May 2006 by Jonathan Cape; it appeared in paperback in April 2007 (Pimlico).
Mowl can be contacted here.