Landscapes of Desire: Anglo Mythologies of Los Angeles / Edition 1

Landscapes of Desire: Anglo Mythologies of Los Angeles / Edition 1

by William Alexander McClung
     
 


"An imaginative and provocative interpretation of the meaning of Los Angeles, carefully thought out and beautifully written."—Robert Winter, editor of Toward a Simpler Way of Life: The Arts and Crafts Architects of California

"McClung's sharp eye, and his ability to be both critic and analyst, combine to make this a book of real timeliness. It is

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"An imaginative and provocative interpretation of the meaning of Los Angeles, carefully thought out and beautifully written."—Robert Winter, editor of Toward a Simpler Way of Life: The Arts and Crafts Architects of California

"McClung's sharp eye, and his ability to be both critic and analyst, combine to make this a book of real timeliness. It is unusual, and it is smart."—William Deverell, author of Railroad Crossing: Californians and the Railroad, 1850-1910

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520234659
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/31/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
297
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

William Alexander McClung is Professor of English, Emeritus at Mississippi State University and author of The Architecture of Paradise: Survivals of Eden and Jerusalem (California, 1983) and The Country House in English Renaissance Poetry (California, 1977).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Prefacexv
Acknowledgmentsxix
1Inventing Utopia1
2City of Metaphor40
3A Usable Past72
4The Shapes of L.A.113
5Inventing Arcadia198
Afterword231
Explanatory Notes235
Reference Notes243
Illustration Credits267
Index269

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