Taking Measures Across the American Landscape / Edition 1

Taking Measures Across the American Landscape / Edition 1

by James Corner, Alex S. MacLean, Denis Cosgrove
     
 

This book combines breathtaking aerial photographs and exquisite mapdrawings of the American landscape with thoughtful essays that explore how various cultures have forged the landscapes in different regions of the country and what the possibilities are for future landscape design. The authors demonstrate that landscape representation is more than descriptive -- it… See more details below

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This book combines breathtaking aerial photographs and exquisite mapdrawings of the American landscape with thoughtful essays that explore how various cultures have forged the landscapes in different regions of the country and what the possibilities are for future landscape design. The authors demonstrate that landscape representation is more than descriptive -- it can also instruct and construct how people perceive, shape, and transform the land.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300086966
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,401,204
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 8.14(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prefacexi
Introductionxv
Part 1Essays
1.The Measures of America3
2.Aerial Representation and the Making of Landscape15
3.The American Landscape at Work21
4.Taking Measure: Irony and Contradiction in an Age of Precision25
Part 2Measures
5.Measures of Land41
6.Measures of Control69
7.Measures of Rule97
8.Measures of Fit121
9.Measures of Faith149
Notes175
List of Contributors181
Index183
Credits185

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