ISBN-10:
0300082940
ISBN-13:
9780300082944
Pub. Date:
05/28/2000
Publisher:
Yale University Press
The Language of Landscape

The Language of Landscape

by Anne Whiston Spirn

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ISBN-13: 9780300082944
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 830,598
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author


Anne Whiston Spirn is professor of landscape architecture and regional planning and director of the Urban Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She is director of the West Philadelphia Landscape Project, an action-research program integrating research, teaching, and community service, and she chairs the Advisory Council to the Territorial Directorate of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3(7)
Prologue: The Yellowwood and the Forgotten Creek 10(5)
One "Nature's Infinite Book": The Language of Landscape
Dwelling and Tongue: The Language of Landscape
15(12)
Survival and Imagination: Reading and Telling the Meanings of Landscape
27(20)
Artful Telling, Deep Reading: The Literature of Landscape
47(38)
Two "Without Form and Void" to "Heaven and Earth": Landscape Composition
Is a Path Like a Noun, Flowing Like a Verb? Elements of Landscape and Language
85(48)
Dynamic Weaving, Fabric of Stories: Shaping Landscape Context
133(35)
Rules of Context: Landscape Grammar
168(23)
Three Using the Language of Landscape: Pragmatics, Poetics, and Polemics
Shaping: Pragmatics of Landscape Expression
191(25)
A Rose Is Rarely Just a Rose: Poetics of Landscape
216(24)
Polemical Landscapes
240(27)
Epilogue: Reimagining Mill Creek 267(6)
Notes 273(15)
Sources 288(23)
Acknowledgments 311(4)
Index 315

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