The Foundation for Landscape Studies sponsors the publication of books on the subjects of landscape history and the meaning of place. Some of these, including Romantic Gardens: Nature, Art, and Landscape Design; Writing the Garden: A Literary Conversation Across Two Centuries; and City of the Soul: Rome and the Romantics, serve both as in-depth essays and catalogue entries for exhibitions generated by the Foundation for Landscape Studies. Hints on Landscape Gardening and the intriguingly titled Letters from a Dead Man resurrect the reputation of Prince Hermann von Pückler Muskau, one of the foremost figures in German landscape history. Learning Las Vegas: Portrait of a Northern New Mexican Place is a work of cultural geography that focuses on the fascinating history and ongoing life of a near-forgotten community that was once one of the most important cities in the American West.