The Machine In The Garden

Author : Leo Marx
ISBN : 9780199839186
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For over four decades, Leo Marx's work has focused on the relationship between technology and culture in 19th- and 20th-century America. His research helped to define--and continues to give depth to--the area of American studies concerned with the links between scientific and technological advances, and the way society and culture both determine these links. The Machine in the Garden fully examines the difference between the "pastoral" and "progressive" ideals which characterized early 19th-century American culture, and which ultimately evolved into the basis for much of the environmental and nuclear debates of contemporary society. This new edition is appearing in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Marx's classic text. It features a new afterword by the author on the process of writing this pioneering book, a work that all but founded the discipline now called American Studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Machine In The Garden

Author : James Bernard MacAulay
ISBN : UOM:39015009527576
Genre : Reference
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Heterotopiary

Author : Kari Jormakka
ISBN : OCLC:962088435
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The Garden In The Machine

Author : Scott MacDonald
ISBN : 9780520227378
Genre : Performing Arts
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"This book is MacDonald's magnum opus: it represents a deep immersion in and advocacy for independent, experimental cinema."--Patricia R. Zimmerman, author of "States of Emergency: Documentaries, Wars, Democracies" "This is a brilliant study--learned, authoritative, and often eloquent. One reads this book with astonishment at the wealth of thoughtful and playful and provocative work that has occurred in this medium--and astonishment too that most scholars of environmental literature and nature in the visual arts have had minimal contact with independent film and video. MacDonald provides an immensely valuable, readable overview of this field, profoundly relevant to my own work and that of many other contemporary ecocritics."--Scott Slovic, editor of "ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment " ""The Garden in the Machine" is clearly MacDonald's major work. It is very original and wide reaching especially in its analysis of the relationship of American avant-garde films to the poetry and painting of the native landscape. MacDonald's authority is evident everywhere: he probably knows more about most of the films he discusses than anyone alive."--P. Adams Sitney, author of "Modernist Montage: The Obscurity of Vision in Cinema and Literature " ""The Garden in the Machine" reflects Scott MacDonald's career-long lived engagement with avant-garde film and filmmakers. With deep respect for the artists and a rich, wide-ranging curiosity about the cultural histories that inform these films, MacDonald makes a powerful argument for why they should be screened, taught, and discussed within the wider context of American Studies. Throughout, MacDonald analyzes themes of race, history, personal and public memory, and the central role of avant-garde films in shaping our possible futures."--Angela Miller, author of "Empire of the Eye: Landscape Representation and American Cultural Politics, 1825-1875 "
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The Machine In Neptune S Garden

Author : Helen M. Rozwadowski
ISBN : 0881353728
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Rereading The Machine In The Garden

Author : Eric Erbacher
ISBN : 9783593501918
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The volume reexamines the trope of the intrusive machine and the regenerative pastoral garden, laid out fifty years ago by Leo Marx inThe Machine in the Garden, one of the founding texts of American Studies. Contributions explore the lasting influence of the trope in American culture and the arts, rereading it as a dialectics where nature is as much technologized as technology is naturalized. They trace this dialectic trope in filmic and literary representations of industrial, bureaucratic, and digital gardens; they explore its function in the aftermath of the civil war, the rural electrification during the New Deal, in landscape art, and in ethnic literatures; and they discuss the historical premises and lasting influence of Leo Marx's seminal study.
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The Machine In The Garden State

Author : John E. O'Connor
ISBN : OCLC:18735498
Genre : Technical education
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"The title of this book is a play on the title of Leo Marx's groundbreaking work in STS, 'The Machine in the Garden' (NY : Oxford University Press, 1964). As Marx's book addressed the impact of technology on America's agrarian society in the nineteenth century, the materials published here suggest at least some of the ways in which ideas about technology can fertilize liberal education for the 1990s and beyond"--Title page verso.
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Rereading The Machine In The Garden

Author : Eric Erbacher
ISBN : 9783593501918
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The volume reexamines the trope of the intrusive machine and the regenerative pastoral garden, laid out fifty years ago by Leo Marx inThe Machine in the Garden, one of the founding texts of American Studies. Contributions explore the lasting influence of the trope in American culture and the arts, rereading it as a dialectics where nature is as much technologized as technology is naturalized. They trace this dialectic trope in filmic and literary representations of industrial, bureaucratic, and digital gardens; they explore its function in the aftermath of the civil war, the rural electrification during the New Deal, in landscape art, and in ethnic literatures; and they discuss the historical premises and lasting influence of Leo Marx's seminal study.
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The Garden In The Machine

Author : Claus Emmeche
ISBN : 0691029032
Genre : Science
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What is life? Is it just the biologically familiar--birds, trees, snails, people--or is it an infinitely complex of patterns that a computer could simulate? Emmeche outlines many of the challenges and controversies involved in the dynamic and curious science of artifical life, touching on every aspect of this complex and rapidly developing discipline. 1 halftone. 25 figs.
Category: Science