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The Resource Architecture and nature : creating the American landscape, Christine Macy and Sarah Bonnemaison

Architecture and nature : creating the American landscape, Christine Macy and Sarah Bonnemaison

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Architecture and nature : creating the American landscape
Title
Architecture and nature
Title remainder
creating the American landscape
Statement of responsibility
Christine Macy and Sarah Bonnemaison
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The word "nature" comes from natura, Latin for birth - as do the words nation, native and innate. But nature and nation share more than a common root, they share a common history where one term has been used to define the other. In the United States, the relationship between nation and nature has been central to its colonial and post-colonial history, from the idea of the noble savage to the myth of the frontier. Narrated, painted and filmed, American landscapes have been central to the construction of a national identity. This book offers an in-depth look at how changing ideas of what nature is and what it means for the country have been represented in buildings and landscapes over the past century. It begins with the close of the frontier and the rise of the conservation movement in the 1890s, and it ends with the opening of the "final" frontier of outer space and the rise of the ecology movement in the 1960s. In this seventy five year period, certain American myths about nature have endured while others have been invented, reworked or abandoned.; The buildings and landscapes that have resulted from this dynamic process represent the dreams and ambitions of the country for its relationship to nature: the architecture of the National Parks, the streamlined dams of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the modernist dream houses of post war California, and the geodesic domes of the countercultural sixties. Each of these buildings and landscapes were iconic representations in their era - symbolizing a perfect ideal for life in harmony with nature. Commissioned by either government or business interests, they can be seen as way stations in the development of a national identity. We explore the meanings of these seemingly familiar buildings from a new perspective, using them to shed light on the country's complex and often controversial relationship to nature
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Macy, Christine
Dewey number
720/.47/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Bonnemaison, Sarah
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Architecture and nature : creating the American landscape, Christine Macy and Sarah Bonnemaison
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Publication
Note
"First published 2003 by Routledge"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-361) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Book Cover; Title; Contents; Illustration credits; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Exhibiting wilderness at the Columbian Exposition, 1893; Accommodating the nature tourist in the national parks, 1903; Putting nature to work with the Tennessee Valley Authority, 1933; Nature preserved in the nuclear age: the Case Study Houses of Los Angeles, 1945; Closing the circle: the geodesic domes and a new ecological consciousness, 1967; Selected bibliography; Index
Control code
ocm53158219
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 372 pages, [16] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781134455386
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53158219
Label
Architecture and nature : creating the American landscape, Christine Macy and Sarah Bonnemaison
Publication
Note
"First published 2003 by Routledge"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-361) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Book Cover; Title; Contents; Illustration credits; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Exhibiting wilderness at the Columbian Exposition, 1893; Accommodating the nature tourist in the national parks, 1903; Putting nature to work with the Tennessee Valley Authority, 1933; Nature preserved in the nuclear age: the Case Study Houses of Los Angeles, 1945; Closing the circle: the geodesic domes and a new ecological consciousness, 1967; Selected bibliography; Index
Control code
ocm53158219
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 372 pages, [16] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781134455386
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53158219

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