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Forest & garden : traces of wildness in a modernizing land, 1897-1949

Forest & garden : traces of wildness in a modernizing land, 1897-1949

Author: Melanie Louise Simo
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In Forest and Garden, Melanie L. Simo ranges through the underexamined period of landscape history between Olmsted and mid-twentieth-century modernism, when the contours of the wildness debate were formed and the landscape professions came of age. Simo's book spans half a century, from the year that Charles Sprague Sargent's influential Garden and Forest magazine first ceased publication in 1897 to the appearance  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie Louise Simo
ISBN: 0813921597 9780813921594
OCLC Number: 50124416
Description: xix, 302 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Desert: land of little rain, great beauty --
Prairie and plains: myth, symbol, cultural independence --
Forested mountains: Sierra Nevada, Rockies, Appalachian Trail --
San Francisco Bay Area: "Nature controlled by art" --
Around New York and Boston: traces of wildness, lost and found --
Park makers and forest managers: crossing professional lines in the early years --
Layers of human habitation and wildness --
Ecology along the roadside, by the water, and in the garden --
Spirit of the landscape, humanized and wild --
A land ethic for a plundered planet.
Other Titles: Forest and garden
Responsibility: Melanie L. Simo.


How wild and managed or artificially arranged environments coexist has long been a matter of intense debate among foresters and landscape professionals. In this study, Simo considers the developments  Read more...


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Simo gives us a graceful and detailed review of the mixture of wildness and control in the American environment and the men and women who cared passionately about the balance between the two Read more...

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