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American Arcadia : California and the classical tradition

Author: Peter James Holliday
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"American Arcadia explores the innumerable ways Californians shaped their visual and social culture using models and ideals from the classical tradition."
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Additional Physical Format: Holliday, Peter James. American Arcadia.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2016
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter James Holliday
ISBN: 9780190256517 0190256516
OCLC Number: 1004420552
Description: 1 v. (xxix-446 p.) : illustrations, jaquette illustrations en coul. ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Out of the wilderness, Arcadia --
2. Promoting "our Italy" --
3. "Calitopia:" new models for cities --
4. Private citizens, public works --
5. Utopian communities --
6. Spectacles en plein air --
7. Houses and gardens before World War II --
8. The Southland House as a set --
9. A "villa in a garden" for the masses --
10. Palaces and patrons in the 20th century --
11. Aphrodite, Atlas, and the California body --
12. Metaphors misconstrued
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What a wonderful contribution American Arcadia is to the cultural history of California. All around us, for all this time, California has been teeming with reference to the classical cultures of Read more...

 
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