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Discovering the Vernacular Landscape

Author : John Brinckerhoff Jackson
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 188 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 1984-01-01
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 0300035810

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A pioneer in landscape studies takes us on a tour of landscapes past and present to show how our surroundings reflect our culture. "No one who cares deeply about landscape issues can overlook the scores of brilliant insights and challenges to the mind, eye and conscience contained in Discovering the Vernacular Landscape. It is a book to be deeply cherished and to be read and pondered many times."--Wilbur Zelinsky, Landscape "While it is fashionable to speak of man as alienated from his environment, Mr. Jackson shows us all the ties that bind us to it, consciously or unconsciously. He teaches us to speak intelligently--rather than polemically or wistfully--of the sense of place."--Anatole Broyard, New York Times "This book is a vital and seminal text: do beg, borrow or buy it."--Robert Holden, Landscape Design (London) "Incisive and overpoweringly influential. It will probably tell you something about how you live that you've never thought about."--Thomas Hine, The Philadelphia Inquirer "No one can come close to Jackson in his unique combination of historical scholarship and field experience, in his deep knowledge of European high culture as well as of American trailer parks, in his archivist's nose for the unusual fact and his philosopher's mind for the trenchant, surprising question."--Yi-Fu Tuan

A Sense of Place, a Sense of Time

Author : John Brinckerhoff Jackson
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 228 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 1994-01-01
Category : Science
ISBN : 0300063970

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J.B. Jackson, a pioneer in the field of landscape studies, here takes us on a tour of American landscapes past and present, showing how our surroundings reflect important changes in our culture. Because we live in urban and industrial environments that are constantly evolving, says Jackson, time and movement are increasingly important to us and place and permanence are less so. We no longer gain a feeling of community from where we live or where we assemble but from common work hours, habits, and customs. Jackson examines the new vernacular landscape of trailers, parking lots, trucks, loading docks, and suburban garages, which all reflect this emphasis on mobility and transience; he redefines roads as scenes of work and leisure and social intercourse--as places, rather than as means of getting to places; he argues that public parks are now primarily for children, older people, and nature lovers, while more mobile or gregarious people seek recreation in shopping malls, in the street, and in sports arenas; he traces the development of dwellings in New Mexico from prehistoric Pueblo villages to mobile homes; and he criticizes the tendency of some environmentalists to venerate nature instead of interacting with it and learning to share it with others in temporary ways. Written with his customary lucidity and elegance, this book reveals Jackson's passion for vernacular culture, his insights into a style of life that blurs the boundaries between work and leisure, between middle and working classes, and between public and private spaces.

Landscape in Sight

Author : John Brinckerhoff Jackson
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 446 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 1997-01-01
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 0300080743

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Landscape in Sight by John Brinckerhoff Jackson Pdf

During a long and distinguished career, John Brinckerhoff Jackson (1909-1996) brought about a new understanding and appreciation of the American landscape. Hailed in 1995 by New York Times architectural critic Herbert Muschamp as 'America’s greatest living writer on the forces that have shaped the land this nation occupies,' Jackson founded Landscape Magazine in 1951, taught at Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley, and wrote nearly 200 essays and reviews. This appealing anthology of his most important writings on the American landscape, illustrated with his own sketches and photographs, brings together Jackson’s most famous essays, significant but less well known writings, and articles that were originally published unsigned or under various pseudonyms. Jackson also completed a new essay for this volume, 'Places for Fun and Games,' a few months before his death. Focusing not on nature but on landscape - land shaped by human presence - Jackson insists in his writings that the workaday world gives form to the essential American landscape. In the everyday places of the countryside and city, he discerns texts capable of revealing important truths about society and culture, present and past. For this collection Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz provides an introduction that discusses the larger body of Jackson’s writing and locates each of the selected essays within his oeuvre. She also includes a complete bibliography of Jackson’s writings.

Understanding Ordinary Landscapes

Author : Paul Groth,Paul Erling Groth,Todd W. Bressi
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 294 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 1997-01-01
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 0300072031

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Understanding Ordinary Landscapes by Paul Groth,Paul Erling Groth,Todd W. Bressi Pdf

How does knowledge of everyday environments foster deeper understanding of both past and present cultural life? Traditional studies in this field have been of rural life. Here, contributors explore aspects of the emergent field of urban cultural landscape studies--with the challenging issues of class, race, ethnicity, and subculture--to demonstrate the value of investigating the many meanings of ordinary settings. 67 illustrations.

The Vernacular Garden

Author : Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture (14 : 1990 : Washington D.C.)
Publisher : Dumbarton Oaks
Page : 186 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 1993
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 0884022013

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The Vernacular Garden by Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture (14 : 1990 : Washington D.C.) Pdf

Much has been written on the traditions of elite gardens but little attention has been directed to the gardens of more humble and popular cultures that reflect regional, localized, ethnic, personal, or folk creations. These articles reflect growing interest in a range of cultural artifacts that demonstrate how culture influences surroundings.

Postwestern Cultures

Author : Susan Kollin
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Page : 292 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2007-01-01
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 080326044X

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Postwestern Cultures by Susan Kollin Pdf

Synthesizes topics of contemporary scholarship of the American West. This work examines subjects ranging from the use of frontier rhetoric in Japanese American internment camp narratives to the emergence of agricultural tourism in the New West to the application of geographer J B Jackson's theories to vernacular or abandoned western landscapes.

The Necessity for Ruins, and Other Topics

Author : John Brinckerhoff Jackson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 144 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 1980
Category : Human ecology
ISBN : UCSC:32106005051674

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The Necessity for Ruins, and Other Topics by John Brinckerhoff Jackson Pdf

Jackson discussed the evolution of the development, use, and perception of landscape--the space around us in the most general sense. The title chapter examines the proliferation of historic parks and monuments and argues that American culture demands a three-step formulation of history.

A People's Guide to Los Angeles

Author : Laura Pulido,Laura Barraclough,Wendy Cheng
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 328 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2012-04-23
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780520953345

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A People's Guide to Los Angeles by Laura Pulido,Laura Barraclough,Wendy Cheng Pdf

A People’s Guide to Los Angeles offers an assortment of eye-opening alternatives to L.A.’s usual tourist destinations. It documents 115 little-known sites in the City of Angels where struggles related to race, class, gender, and sexuality have occurred. They introduce us to people and events usually ignored by mainstream media and, in the process, create a fresh history of Los Angeles. Roughly dividing the city into six regions—North Los Angeles, the Eastside and San Gabriel Valley, South Los Angeles, Long Beach and the Harbor, the Westside, and the San Fernando Valley—this illuminating guide shows how power operates in the shaping of places, and how it remains embedded in the landscape.

Landscape Architecture in Canada

Author : Ron Williams
Publisher : McGill Queens Univ
Page : 664 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2014
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 077354206X

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Landscape Architecture in Canada by Ron Williams Pdf

A groundbreaking history of the development of designed landscapes in Canada.

Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape

Author : Denis E. Cosgrove
Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Human Ecology
ISBN : 0299155145

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Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape by Denis E. Cosgrove Pdf

Hailed as a landmark in its field since its first publication in 1984, Denis E. Cosgrove's Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape has been influential well beyond geography. It has continued to spark lively debate among historians, geographers, art historians, social theorists, landscape architects, and others interested in the social and cultural politics of landscape.

Connecticut Valley Vernacular

Author : James F. O'Gorman
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Page : 154 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2002-07-31
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 081223670X

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Connecticut Valley Vernacular by James F. O'Gorman Pdf

In this book, O'Gorman treats both the people and the sheds with the respect and admiration their precarious presence requires."--BOOK JACKET.


Author : William Least Heat-Moon
Publisher : HMH
Page : 637 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2014-03-11
Category : History
ISBN : 9780547527475

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PrairyErth by William Least Heat-Moon Pdf

This New York Times bestseller by the author of Blue Highways is “a majestic survey of land and time and people in a single county of the Kansas plains” (Hungry Mind Review). William Least Heat-Moon travels by car and on foot into the core of our continent, focusing on the landscape and history of Chase County—a sparsely populated tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills of central Kansas—exploring its land, plants, animals, and people until this small place feels as large as the universe. Called a “modern-day Walden” by the Chicago Sun-Times, PrairyErth is a journey through a place, through time, and into the human mind from the acclaimed author of Here, There, Elsewhere: Stories from the Road. “A sense of the American grain that will give [PrairyErth] a permanent place in the literature of our country.” —Paul Theroux, The New York Times


Author : John Brinckerhoff Jackson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 176 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 1970
Category : Landscape assessment
ISBN : STANFORD:36105034888920

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Site, Sight, Insight

Author : John Dixon Hunt
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2016-05-12
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780812248005

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Site, Sight, Insight presents twelve essays by John Dixon Hunt, the leading theorist and historian of landscape architecture. The collection's common theme is a focus on sites, how we see them and what we derive from that looking. Acknowledging that even the most modest landscape encounter has validity, Hunt contends that the more one knows about a site and one's own sight of it (an awareness of how one is seeing), the greater the insight. Employing the concepts, tropes, and rhetorical methods of literary analysis, he addresses the problem of how to discuss, understand, and appreciate places that are experienced through all the senses, over time and through space. Hunt questions our intellectual and aesthetic understanding of gardens and designed landscapes and asks how these sites affect us emotionally. Do gardens have meaning? When we visit a fine garden or designed landscape, we experience a unique work of great complexity in purpose, which has been executed over a number of years—a work that, occasionally, achieves beauty. While direct experience is fundamental, Hunt demonstrates how the ways in which gardens and landscapes are communicated in word and image can be equally important. He returns frequently to a cluster of key sites and writings on which he has based much of his thinking about garden-making and its role in landscape architecture: the gardens of Rousham in Oxfordshire; Thomas Whately's Observations on Modern Gardening (1770); William Gilpin's dialogues on Stowe (1747); Alexander Pope's meditation on genius loci; the Désert de Retz; Paolo Burgi's Cardada; and the designs by Bernard Lassus and Ian Hamilton Finlay.

Front Yard America

Author : Fred E. H. Schroeder
Publisher : Popular Press
Page : 188 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 1993
Category : Landscape gardening
ISBN : 0879726369

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Front Yard America by Fred E. H. Schroeder Pdf

Throughout Front Yard America, Schroeder inquires into the functions, values, and meanings that Americans have found in the domestic landscapes of back yards and front yards, walls and fences, porches and patios.