Arcadian America

Arcadian America
Author: Aaron Sachs
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 0300189052
ISBN 13: 9780300189056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arcadian America Book Review:

Perhaps America's best environmental idea was not the national park but the garden cemetery, a use of space that quickly gained popularity in the mid-nineteenth century. Such spaces of repose brought key elements of the countryside into rapidly expanding cities, making nature accessible to all and serving to remind visitors of the natural cycles of life. In this unique interdisciplinary blend of historical narrative, cultural criticism, and poignant memoir, Aaron Sachs argues that American cemeteries embody a forgotten landscape tradition that has much to teach us in our current moment of environmental crisis. Until the trauma of the Civil War, many Americans sought to shape society into what they thought of as an Arcadia--not an Eden where fruit simply fell off the tree, but a public garden that depended on an ethic of communal care, and whose sense of beauty and repose related directly to an acknowledgement of mortality and limitation. Sachs explores the notion of Arcadia in the works of nineteenth-century nature writers, novelists, painters, horticulturists, landscape architects, and city planners, and holds up for comparison the twenty-first century's--and his own--tendency toward denial of both death and environmental limits. His far-reaching insights suggest new possibilities for the environmental movement today and new ways of understanding American history.

Arcadian America

Arcadian America
Author: Sachs, Aaron Jacob Sachs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1090205317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arcadian America Book Review:

Perhaps America's best environmental idea was not the national park but the garden cemetery, a use of space that quickly gained popularity in the mid-nineteenth century. Such spaces of repose brought key elements of the countryside into rapidly expanding cities, making nature accessible to all and serving to remind visitors of the natural cycles of life. In this unique interdisciplinary blend of historical narrative, cultural criticism, and poignant memoir, Aaron Sachs argues that American cemeteries embody a forgotten landscape tradition that has much to teach us in our current moment of environmental crisis.Until the trauma of the Civil War, many Americans sought to shape society into what they thought of as an Arcadia--not an Eden where fruit simply fell off the tree, but a public garden that depended on an ethic of communal care, and whose sense of beauty and repose related directly to an acknowledgement of mortality and limitation. Sachs explores the notion of Arcadia in the works of nineteenth-century nature writers, novelists, painters, horticulturists, landscape architects, and city planners, and holds up for comparison the twenty-first century's--and his own--tendency toward denial of both death and environmental limits. His far-reaching insights suggest new possibilities for the environmental movement today and new ways of understanding American history"

American Arcadia

American Arcadia
Author: Peter J. Holliday
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 0190256532
ISBN 13: 9780190256531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Arcadia Book Review:

A vivid and engaging exploration of California's debt to the ancient world Discussing the influence of the classics on America is nothing new; indeed, classical antiquity could be considered second only to Christianity as a force in modeling America's national identity. What has never been explored until now is how, from the beginning, Californians in particular chose to visually and culturally craft their new world using the rhetoric of classical antiquity. Through a lively exploration of material culture, literature, and architecture, American Arcadia offers a tour through California's development as a Mediterranean haven from the late nineteenth century to the present. In its earliest days, California was touted as the last opportunity for alienated Yankees to establish the refined gentleman-farmer culture envisioned by Jefferson and build new cities free of the filth and corruption of those they left back East. Through architecture and landscape design Californians fashioned an Arcadian setting evocative of ancient Greece and Rome.Later, as Arcadia gave way to urban sprawl, entire city plans were drafted to conjure classical antiquity, self-styled villas dotted the hills, and utopian communities began to shape the state's social atmosphere. Art historian Peter J. Holliday traces the classical influence primarily through the evidence of material culture, yet the book emphasizes the stories and people, famous and forgotten, behind the works, such as Florence Yoch, the renowned landscape designer and set designer for Gone with the Wind, and "Sister Aimee" Semple McPherson, the most publicized Christian evangelist of her day, whose sermons filled the Pantheon-like Angelus Temple. Telling stories from the creation of the famed aqueducts that turned the semi-arid landscape to a cornucopia of almonds, alfalfa, and oranges to the birth of the body-sculpting movement, American Arcadia offers readers a new way of seeing our past and ourselves.

American Arcadia

American Arcadia
Author: Peter J. Holliday
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-05-15
ISBN 10: 0190256516
ISBN 13: 9780190256517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Arcadia Book Review:

"American Arcadia explores the innumerable ways Californians shaped their visual and social culture using models and ideals from the classical tradition"--

Arcadian Waters and Wanton Seas

Arcadian Waters and Wanton Seas
Author: Arne Neset
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781433102974
ISBN 13: 1433102978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arcadian Waters and Wanton Seas Book Review:

The nineteenth century was the great age of landscape painting in Europe and America. In an era of rapid industrialization and transformation of landscape, pictures of natural scenes were what people wanted most to display in their homes. The most popular and marketable pictures, often degenerating into kitsch, showed a wilderness with a pond or a lake in which obtrusive signs of industry and civilization had been edited out. Inspired by Romantic ideas of the uniqueness of the nation, pictorial and literary art was supposed to portray the «soul» of the nation and the spirit of place, a view commonly adopted by cultural and art historians on both sides of the Atlantic. Arcadian Waters and Wanton Seas argues that nationalistic or exceptionalist interpretations disregard deep-rooted iconological traditions in transatlantic culture. Depictions and ideas of nature go back to the classical ideas of Arcadia and Eden in which fountains, ponds, lakes, rivers, and finally the sea itself are central elements. Following their European colleagues, American artists typically portrayed the American Arcadia through the classical conventions. Arcadian Waters and Wanton Seas adopts the interdisciplinary and comparative methodological perspectives that characterize American studies. The book draws on art history, cultural history, literature, and the study of the production and use of visual images, and will serve well as a textbook for courses on American studies or cultural history of the Western world.

China Identification Guide 6 Arcadian Harker Limoges American Princess Royal Shenango Steubenville Warwick

China Identification Guide 6   Arcadian  Harker  Limoges  American   Princess  Royal  Shenango  Steubenville  Warwick
Author: Dale Frederiksen
Publsiher: Page/Frederiksen Publishing Company
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2001-05
ISBN 10: 9781889977126
ISBN 13: 1889977128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Back To Nature The Arcadian Myth in Urban America

Back To Nature The Arcadian Myth in Urban America
Author: Peter J. Schmitt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1969
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Thomas Jefferson s Case for an Arcadian America

Thomas Jefferson s Case for an Arcadian America
Author: Judith L. Anderson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 492
Release: 1970
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:6405960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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History of the United States of America

History of the United States of America
Author: Henry Adams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1896
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822020154738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the United States of America Book Review:

History of the United States of America During the First Administration of Thomas Jefferson

History of the United States of America  During the First Administration of Thomas Jefferson
Author: Henry Adams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1909
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044011438009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the United States of America During the First Administration of Thomas Jefferson Book Review:

History of the United States of America The first administration of Thomas Jefferson 1801 1805

History of the United States of America  The first administration of Thomas Jefferson  1801  1805
Author: Henry Adams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1889
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HNG7UZ
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Arcadian Visions

Arcadian Visions
Author: Allan R. Ruff
Publsiher: Windgather Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-10-31
ISBN 10: 1909686697
ISBN 13: 9781909686694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arcadian Visions Book Review:

This book is about Arcadia and the pastoral tradition; what it has meant for successive generations and their vision of the landscape, as well as the implications this has had for its design and management. Today the concept of Arcadia, and way it has shaped our landscape, is dimly perceived and little understood by landscape architects and those responsible for the management of land. This is in marked contrast to previous centuries when the vision of Arcadia and the pastoral was implanted by education among the more privileged in society. Young men spent many hours translating and learning by rote the words of Virgil and other classical authors and on the Grand Tour they would be introduced to work of painters like Poussin and Claude and their interpretations of the Ideal pastoral landscape. Today Arcadia holds as powerful an influence as at any time in the past and it is important that we plan our urban environment in ways that harmonize with the natural world. Arcadian Visions provides an alternative landscape history for all those involved with the landscape - either through its design, management, use or enjoyment. It begins by examining the origins of Arcadia and the pastoral in the classical poetry of Theocritus and Virgil, and the effects of, and on, Christianity before outlining its development in renaissance Italy and subsequently in the Netherlands, America and England. It concludes by looking at how Arcadian ecology is bringing about a reappraisal of the pastoral in the 21st century.

The American Booksellers Guide

The American Booksellers Guide
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1874
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015081921424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Back to Nature

Back to Nature
Author: Peter J. Schmitt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1990-02
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015056262168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Back to Nature Book Review:

Peter J. Schmitt describes the many ways in which America's urban middle class became involved with nature from the turn of the century to shortly after World War I, and he assesses the influence of the "Arcadian myth" on American culture. With sympathy and gently irony, he surveys the manifestations of the American love affair with the country: summer camps, the beginnings of wildlife protection and the conservation crusade, landscaped cemeteries, "Christian ornithology", and wilderness novels. The Arcadian drive reflected urban values, as the city-dweller sought virtue in nature. Landscape gardening, country clubs, national parks, and scenic turnoffs imposed the industrial ethic of order, neatness, and regularity on natural landscapes. Nature study and anthropomorphic animal stories taught moral values to children.

The Cambridge History of American Literature Volume 7 Prose Writing 1940 1990

The Cambridge History of American Literature  Volume 7  Prose Writing  1940 1990
Author: Sacvan Bercovitch,Cyrus R. K. Patell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780521497329
ISBN 13: 0521497329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of American Literature Volume 7 Prose Writing 1940 1990 Book Review:

Discusses the social, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects of American literature

Arcadia

Arcadia
Author: Mark Lages
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2019-10-02
ISBN 10: 1728330211
ISBN 13: 9781728330211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arcadia Book Review:

It’s a chilling fact that suicide is today’s number two cause of death for young people. Arcadia is a story about suicide, but it’s also a story about life. This is the fascinating tale of a suicidal teen named Jacob Harper, told vividly and unforgettably by his loving father. It’s a journey through Jacob’s private world of torment, disappointment, fear, humor, hope, love, and finally, success. Arcadia is as relentlessly personal as it is entertaining, and as honest as it is encouraging.

The Life and Times of Moses Jacob Ezekiel

The Life and Times of Moses Jacob Ezekiel
Author: Peter Adam Nash
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2014-03-06
ISBN 10: 1611476720
ISBN 13: 9781611476729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life and Times of Moses Jacob Ezekiel Book Review:

This first book-length study of Moses Ezekiel examines the life and historical context of the once celebrated, now little-known Jewish-American sculptor.

Arcadian Days

Arcadian Days
Author: William Howe Downes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 182
Release: 1891
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044103111753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transactions of the American Philological Association

Transactions of the American Philological Association
Author: American Philological Association
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1884
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044098628258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transactions of the American Philological Association Book Review:

Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association

Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association
Author: American Philological Association
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112023598904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association Book Review:

Beginning with v. 31, the proceedings and papers of the Philological association of the Pacific coast are included.