Landscape in Sight: Looking at America / Edition 1

Landscape in Sight: Looking at America / Edition 1

by John Brinckerhoff Jackson
     
 

During a long and distinguished career, John Brinckerhoff Jackson (1909-1996) brought about a new understanding and appreciation of the American landscape. Jackson founded Landscape Magazine in 1951, taught at Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley, and wrote nearly two hundred essays and reviews. This appealing anthology of his most important… See more details below

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During a long and distinguished career, John Brinckerhoff Jackson (1909-1996) brought about a new understanding and appreciation of the American landscape. Jackson founded Landscape Magazine in 1951, taught at Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley, and wrote nearly two hundred essays and reviews. This appealing anthology of his most important writings on the American landscape, illustrated with his own sketches and photographs, brings together Jackson's most famous essays, significant but less well known writings, and articles that were originally published unsigned or under various pseudonyms. Jackson also completed a new essay for this volume, "Places for Fun and Games," a few months before his death.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300080742
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

J. B. Jackson and the Discovery of the American Landscape
Editor's Note
Editor's Acknowledgments
Places for Fun and Games1
The Stranger's Path19
The Almost Perfect Town31
Chihuahua as We Might Have Been43
Looking at New Mexico55
The Accessible Landscape68
The Westward-Moving House81
Ghosts at the Door107
The Domestication of the Garage118
The Virginia Heritage: Fencing, Farming, and Cattle Raising129
The Nineteenth-Century Rural Landscape: The Courthouse, the Small College, the Mineral Springs, and the Country Store139
Excerpt from American Space: The Centennial Years149
High Plains160
From Monument to Place163
Jefferson, Thoreau, and After175
Other-Directed Houses185
The Abstract World of the Hot-Rodder199
The Movable Dwelling and How It Came to America210
An Engineered Environment225
The Vernacular City237
Roads Belong in the Landscape (abridged)249
Truck City255
Review of Built in U.S.A. (H. G. West)277
Living Outdoors with Mrs. Panther (Ajax)281
Hail and Farewell285
Southeast to Turkey289
From "Whither Architecture? Some Outside Views"292
The Word Itself299
By Way of Conclusion: How to Study the Landscape307
The Tale of a House (Ajax)321
Notes and Comments333
To Pity the Plumage and Forget the Dying Bird355
"Sterile" Restorations Cannot Replace a Sense of the Stream of Time366
Permissions371
Notes373
Bibliography377
Index393

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