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Understanding Ordinary Landscapes

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How does knowledge of everyday environments foster deeper understanding of both past and present cultural life? In this book authorities in social history, architectural history, American studies, cultural geography, and landscape architecture explore aspects of the emergent field of cultural landscape studies, demonstrating the value of investigating the many meanings of ordinary settings.

While traditional studies in this field have been of rural life, most of the authors in this collection take on urban subjects, and with them the challenging issues of power, class, race, ethnicity, subculture, and cultural opposition. There is a chapter by J.B. Jackson, the field's foremost proponent and exemplar, on the nature of the vernacular house and the garage. Some of the other contributors include James Borchert on the social stratification of Cleveland suburbs; Rina Swentzell on a comparison of native and federal environments on the Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico; Reuben Rainey on the Gettysburg battlefield; Dolores Hayden on the potentials of ethnic landscape documentation; and Denis Cosgrove on spectacle and society. Still other authors — Wilbur Zelinsky, Richard Walker, Dell Upton, David Lowenthal, Jay Appleton, and Robert Riley — explore the problems and potentials of vision and space as sources of social interpretation. The book also includes a historical review of recent trends in the field of landscape studies and an annotated bibliography.

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Whereas traditional studies in this field have been of rural life, most of the authors in this collection take on urban subjects, and with them the challenging issues of power, class, race, ethnicity, subculture, and cultural opposition. J. B. Jackson, the field's foremost proponent and practitioner, writes on the nature of the vernacular house and the garage. Other contributors include James Borchert on the social stratification of Cleveland suburbs, Rina Swentzell on Native American and U.S. government environments among the Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico, Reuben Rainey on the Gettysburg battlefield, Dolores Hayden on the potentials of urban landscape documentation, and Denis Cosgrove on spectacle and society. Still other authors - Wilbur Zelinsky, Richard Walker, Dell Upton, David Lowenthal, Jay Appleton, and Robert Riley - explore vision and space as sources of social interpretation. The book also includes a historical review of recent trends in the field of landscape studies and an annotated bibliography.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-260) and index.

Table of Contents

Frameworks for cultural landscape study / Paul Groth — Visual landscapes of a streetcar suburb / James Borchert — Landscape and archives as texts / Deryck W. Holdsworth — Conflicting landscape values: the Santa Clara Pueblo and day school / Rina Swentzell — Hallowed grounds and rituals of remembrance: Union regimental monuments at Gettysburg / Reuben M. Rainey — The visual character of Chinatowns / David Chuenyan Lai — Where the one-eyed man is king: the tyranny of visual and formalist values in evaluating landscapes / Catherine M. Howett — Spectacle and society: landscape as theater in premodern and postmodern cities / Denis Cosgrove — Urban landscape history: the sense of place and the politics of space / Dolores Hayden — The politics of vision / Anthony D. King — The future of the vernacular / John Brinckerhoff Jackson — Seeing beyond the dominant culture / Wilbur Zelinsky — Unseen and disbelieved: a political economist among cultural geographers / Richard Walker — Seen, unseen, and scene / Dell Upton — European landscape transformation: the rural residue / David Lowenthal — The integrity of the landscape movement / Jay Appleton --The visible, the visual, and the vicarious: questions about vision, landscape, and experience / Robert B. Riley.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300072037
Editor:
Groth, Paul E.
Editor:
Bressi, Todd W.
Editor:
Groth, Paul E.
Editor:
Bressi, Todd W.
Author:
Groth, Paul
Author:
Bressi, Todd W.
Author:
Groth, Paul E.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Landscape assessment
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
50
Publication Date:
19971131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
67 b/w illus.
Pages:
284
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 0.92 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Whereas traditional studies in this field have been of rural life, most of the authors in this collection take on urban subjects, and with them the challenging issues of power, class, race, ethnicity, subculture, and cultural opposition. J. B. Jackson, the field's foremost proponent and practitioner, writes on the nature of the vernacular house and the garage. Other contributors include James Borchert on the social stratification of Cleveland suburbs, Rina Swentzell on Native American and U.S. government environments among the Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico, Reuben Rainey on the Gettysburg battlefield, Dolores Hayden on the potentials of urban landscape documentation, and Denis Cosgrove on spectacle and society. Still other authors - Wilbur Zelinsky, Richard Walker, Dell Upton, David Lowenthal, Jay Appleton, and Robert Riley - explore vision and space as sources of social interpretation. The book also includes a historical review of recent trends in the field of landscape studies and an annotated bibliography.
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