Taking Measures Across the American Landscape / Edition 1

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300086966
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 8.14 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xi
Introduction xv
Part 1 Essays
1. The Measures of America 3
2. Aerial Representation and the Making of Landscape 15
3. The American Landscape at Work 21
4. Taking Measure: Irony and Contradiction in an Age of Precision 25
Part 2 Measures
5. Measures of Land 41
6. Measures of Control 69
7. Measures of Rule 97
8. Measures of Fit 121
9. Measures of Faith 149
Notes 175
List of Contributors 181
Index 183
Credits 185
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