Passions for nature : nineteenth-century America's aesthetics of alienation (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Passions for nature : nineteenth-century America's aesthetics of alienation

Author: Rochelle Johnson; Cairns Collection of American Women Writers.
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nineteenth-century Americans celebrated nature through many artistic forms. Although we tend to associate these movements with the nation's dawning environmental consciousness, this book demonstrates  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rochelle Johnson; Cairns Collection of American Women Writers.
ISBN: 9780820332895 0820332895 9780820332901 0820332909
OCLC Number: 256532701
Description: xvii, 300 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Nature and aesthetics in nineteenth-century America --
Tracking nature's truth : Susan Fenimore Cooper --
The metaphor of progress : Thomas Cole and the improvements of the American picturesque --
The metaphor of refinement : Andrew Jackson Downing and the moral prescription for landscape --
The metaphor of reason : Ralph Waldo Emerson's transcendental dominion --
Passion for nature beyond metaphor : from Walden to Henry David Thoreau's late natural history projects --
Conclusion: The canalization of metaphor.
Responsibility: Rochelle L. Johnson.
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