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Landscape in sight : looking at America

Author: John Brinckerhoff Jackson; Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During a long and distinguished career, John Brinckerhoff Jackson (1909-1996) brought about a new understanding and appreciation of the American landscape. Jackson founded Landscape Magazine in 1951, taught at Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley, and wrote nearly two hundred essays and reviews. This appealing anthology of his most important writings on the American landscape, illustrated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Brinckerhoff Jackson; Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
ISBN: 0300071167 9780300071160
OCLC Number: 36011586
Description: xxxiv, 400 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: J.B. Jackson and the Discovery of the American Landscape / Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz --
The Stranger's Path --
The Almost Perfect Town --
Chihuahua as We Might Have Been --
Looking at New Mexico --
The Accessible Landscape --
The Westward-Moving House --
Ghosts at the Door --
The Domestication of the Garage --
The Virginia Heritage: Fencing, Farming, and Cattle Raising --
The Nineteenth-Century Rural Landscape: The Courthouse, the Small College, the Mineral Springs, and the Country Store --
Excerpt from American Space: The Centennial Years --
High Plains --
From Monument to Place --
Jefferson, Thoreau, and After --
Other-Directed Houses --
The Abstract World of the Hot-Rodder --
The Movable Dwelling and How It Came to America --
An Engineered Environment --
The Vernacular City --
Roads Belong in the Landscape (abridged) --
Truck City --
Review of Built in U.S.A. (H.G. West) --
Living Outdoors with Mrs. Panther (Ajax) --
Hail and Farewell --
Southeast to Turkey --
From "Whither Architecture? Some Outside Views" --
The Word Itself --
By Way of Conclusion: How to Study the Landscape --
The Tale of a House (Ajax) --
Notes and Comments --
To Pity the Plumage and Forget the Dying Bird --
"Sterile" Restorations Cannot Replace a Sense of the Stream of Time.
Responsibility: John Brinckerhoff Jackson ; edited by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz.

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