Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest

Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest

by Jason Weems

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816677511
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jason Weems is associate professor of art history at the University of California, Riverside.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: Aeriality and Midwesternness
1. Pioneering Visions: The Midwestern Grid, the Atlas, and an Aerial Imagination
2. Managerial Mosaics: New Deal Aerial Photography and the Marshaling of Rural America
3. Adaptive Aeriality: Grant Wood, the Regional Landscape, and Modernity
4. Jeffersonian Urbanism: Frank Lloyd Wright, Aerial Pattern, and the Broadacre City
Conclusion: Over the Rainbow
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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