Architecture and Nature: Creating the American Landscape

Architecture and Nature: Creating the American Landscape

Christine Macy


Winner of the 2006 Alice Davis Hitchcock Award!

The observe 'nature' comes from natura, Latin for start - as do the phrases kingdom, local and innate. yet nature and country percentage greater than a standard root, they percentage a typical background the place one time period has been used to outline the opposite. within the usa, the connection among country and nature has been primary to its colonial and post-colonial heritage, from the assumption of the noble savage to the parable of the frontier. Narrated, painted and filmed, American landscapes were principal to the development of a countrywide identification.

Architecture and Nature presents an in-depth research of ways altering rules of what nature is and what it potential for the rustic were represented in constructions and landscapes over the last century.

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