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Grammars of approach : landscape, narrative, and the linguistic picturesque

Author: Cynthia Wall
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In Grammars of Approach, Cynthia Wall offers a close look at changes in perspective in spatial design, language, and narrative across the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries that involve, literally and psychologically, the concept of “approach.” In architecture, the term “approach” changed in that period from a verb to a noun, coming to denote the drive from the lodge at the entrance of an estate  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Wall
ISBN: 9780226467832 022646783X 9780226467665 022646766X
OCLC Number: 1028880195
Description: xiii, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: The architectural approach. The etymology of "approach" (n. s.) ; The concept of approach (n. s. and v.): the "ancient" and the "modern" lines ; The language of approach (v.): architectural and syntactical design ; The traveler's approach ; The novelist's approach --
The prepositional building. The park gate lodge ; The topographical view: angles and staffage ; A bridge to the next part: "a village on, or across, the Thames" ; The topographical page --
The typographical landscape. The letters on the page ; Fonts ; Capitals and italics ; Catchwords ; Pointing --
The grammar in between. The rise of grammar ; The rise of the preposition ; Clarissa and the little words: the avenue and the approach ; Richardson as printer ; Clarissa and prepositions ; Clarissa as preposition --
The narrative picturesque. Syntactical architecture in textual landscapes ; Bunyan: "thinges... included in one word" --
Defoe: "in a word" ; Haywood: "in fine, she was undone" ; The narrative picturesque ; Radcliffe and the prepositional phrase ; Burney and the psychological interior ; Austen and the approach to the interior ; Coda a topographical page.
Other Titles: Landscape, narrative, and the linguistic picturesque
Responsibility: Cynthia Wall.


A very close look at language and landscape design in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, looking at how the word "approach" changed from a verb to a noun, coming to denote the drive up to  Read more...


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