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The American Landscape

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Publisher Comments:

American landscapes are some of the most well-known images of any kind - the Manhattan skyline, Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls are instantly recognisable in a thousand ads and TV shows. But how have these places come to be as they are, and why are some places familiar while others are quite unknown? This book introduces the reader to the changing face of the American environment, tracing the way in which the present array of forests and farms, parks and highways, cities and suburbs has come about, and how these changes have been thought about, painted and turned into movie sets. From Thelma and Louise to Northern Exposure, the book concludes that the American landscape is what Americans have made of their surroundings.

Synopsis:

How have images of American landscape--Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, the Manhattan skyline--come to be as well known as they are? This book explores the changing face of the American environment, tracing the way in which the present array of forests and farms, parks and highways, cities and suburbs has come about, and how these changes have been reflected upon, painted, and turned into movie images.

Synopsis:

This book explores the changing face of the American environment, tracing the way in which the American landscape--Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, the Manhattan skyline--has come about, and how these changes have been reflected upon, painted, and turned into movie images.

About the Author

Stephen F. Mills is Fellow in American Studies at Keele University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781853311796
Author:
Mills, Steven F.
Author:
Mills, Stephen F.
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Location:
Edinburgh :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
United States Description and travel.
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Sociology | Popular Culture
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.50x5.50x.51 in. .46 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Landscape Architecture
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
History and Social Science » American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment

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Product details 160 pages Edinburgh University Press - English 9781853311796 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , How have images of American landscape--Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, the Manhattan skyline--come to be as well known as they are? This book explores the changing face of the American environment, tracing the way in which the present array of forests and farms, parks and highways, cities and suburbs has come about, and how these changes have been reflected upon, painted, and turned into movie images.
"Synopsis" by , This book explores the changing face of the American environment, tracing the way in which the American landscape--Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, the Manhattan skyline--has come about, and how these changes have been reflected upon, painted, and turned into movie images.
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