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The Vernacular Garden

Author : Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture (14 : 1990 : Washington D.C.)
ISBN : 0884022013
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

The Flamingo In The Garden

Author : Colleen Josephine Sheehy
ISBN : 0815329148
Genre : Gardening
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Many Americans create fantasy tableaux in their yards and gardens using pink plastic flamingos, cement ducks, wooden wishing wells, electric Christmas lights, Halloween harvest figures, and a variety of other objects. Yet this aspect of American material culture-so common in our vernacular landscapes-has received limited scholarly attention. This study explains the origins of American yard art and examines its many social and aesthetic permutations and functions. Fieldwork and interviews conducted in four regions of the United States document a wide geographic range of yard art and reveal the commonalities and variations in its practices. By integrating contemporary fieldwork data with cultural history and iconographic analysis, this work builds an interpretive framework for an important kind of public display. The analysis also yields insight into the cultural role of the American home, relationships between public and private spaces, the persistence of the handmade object within a predominant commodified consumer culture, and the role of material culture in constructing, representing, and negotiating social categories. You'll never look at a pink flamingo in quite the same way again!
Category: Gardening

Front Yard America

Author : Fred E. H. Schroeder
ISBN : 0879726369
Genre : History
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Throughout Front Yard America, Schroeder inquires into the functions, values, and meanings that Americans have found in the domestic landscapes of back yards and front yards, walls and fences, porches and patios.
Category: History

Perspectives On Garden Histories

Author : Michel Conan
ISBN : 0884022692
Genre : Architecture
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Comprising ten papers which critically examine the field of garden history, presented at the twenty-first Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture. Topics include changes in approaches to garden history and architectural studies over time and new historical investigations and discoveries in Italian and Mughal gardens. Good bandw illustrations. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Architecture

Leisure Tourism Geographies

Author : David Crouch
ISBN : 0415181097
Genre : Social Science
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Exploring diverse aspects of leisure and tourism, this text presents a mix of attitudes and ideas ranging from the methodologies behind leisure practices to detailed case studies which include Disneyland Paris and leisure in cyberspace.
Category: Social Science

Regional Garden Design In The United States

Author : Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture (15 : 1991 : Washington D.C.)
ISBN : 0884022234
Genre : Architecture
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Increased mobility, uprootedness, and the pace of change in an increasingly technological society have contributed to interest in regionalism, which places value on cultural continuity in local areas. These essays lay the foundation for examining regionalism in American garden design.
Category: Architecture

The Way The Wind Blows

Author : Roderick J. McIntosh
ISBN : 9780231505789
Genre : Science
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Scientists and policymakers are beginning to understand in ever-increasing detail that environmental problems cannot be understood solely through the biophysical sciences. Environmental issues are fundamentally human issues and must be set in the context of social, political, cultural, and economic knowledge. The need both to understand how human beings in the past responded to climatic and other environmental changes and to synthesize the implications of these historical patterns for present-day sustainability spurred a conference of the world's leading scholars on the topic. The Way the Wind Blows is the rich result of that conference. Articles discuss the dynamics of climate, human perceptions of and responses to the environment, and issues of sustainability and resiliency. These themes are illustrated through discussions of human societies around the world and throughout history.
Category: Science

Such News Of The Land

Author : Thomas S. Edwards
ISBN : 1584650982
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A collection of new essays establishes women's voices as a powerful presence in US nature writing.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Place Of Home

Author : Alison Ravetz
ISBN : 9781135158460
Genre : HOUSE & HOME
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This is a comprehensive and in-depth history of the 20th century English home, how it has been created, and how it works for people.
Category: HOUSE & HOME

Historic Residential Suburbs

Author : David L. Ames
ISBN : MINN:31951D02106921U
Genre : Architecture, Domestic
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Category: Architecture, Domestic

Vintage Wisconsin Gardens

Author : Lee Somerville
ISBN : 9780870206580
Genre : Gardening
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As Wisconsin’s population moved from farmsteads into villages, towns, and cities, the state saw a growing interest in gardening as a leisure activity and source of civic pride. In Vintage Wisconsin Gardens, Lee Somerville introduces readers to the region’s ornamental gardens of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, showcasing the “vernacular” gardens created by landscaping enthusiasts for their own use and pleasure. The Wisconsin State Horticultural Society, established during the mid-nineteenth century, was the primary source of advice for home gardeners. Through carefully selected excerpts from WSHS articles, Somerville shares the excitement of these gardeners as they traded cultivation and design knowledge and explored the possibilities of their avocation. Women were frequent presenters at the WSHS annual meetings, and their voices resonate. Their writings, and those of their male colleagues, are a remarkable legacy we can draw on today—learning how Wisconsinites past created and enjoyed their gardens helps us appreciate our own. Filled with period and contemporary images, recommended plant lists, and garden layouts, Vintage Wisconsin Gardens will interest those curious about the history of the state’s cultural landscape and inspire readers to restore or reconstruct period gardens.
Category: Gardening

John Evelyn S Elysium Britannicum And European Gardening

Author : Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture (17, 1993, Washington, DC)
ISBN : 0884022404
Genre : Architecture
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John Evelyn (1620-1706) was a pivotal figure in 17th-century intellectual life in England. The contributors approach him and his work from diverse disciplines: architectural and intellectual history and histories of science, agriculture, gardens, and literature. They present the "Elysium Britannicum" as a central document of late European humanism.
Category: Architecture

Made From This Earth

Author : Vera Norwood
ISBN : 9781469617442
Genre : Social Science
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The broad sweep of environmental and ecological history has until now been written and understood in predominantly male terms. In Made From This Earth, Vera Norwood explores the relationship of women to the natural environment through the work of writers, illustrators, landscape and garden designers, ornithologists, botanists, biologists, and conservationists. Norwood begins by showing that the study and promotion of botany was an activity deemed appropriate for women in the early 1800s. After highlighting the work of nineteenth-century scientific illustrators and garden designers, she focuses on nature's advocates such as Rachel Carson and Dian Fossey who differed strongly with men on both women's "nature" and the value of the natural world. These women challenged the dominant, male-controlled ideologies, often framing their critique with reference to values arising from the female experience. Norwood concludes with an analysis of the utopian solutions posed by ecofeminists, the most recent group of women to contest men over the meaning and value of nature.
Category: Social Science

Poetry Enclosure And The Vernacular Landscape 1700 1830

Author : Rachel Crawford
ISBN : 9780521815314
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examines the intriguing, often problematic, relationship between poetry and landscape in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Vernacular Muse

Author : Dennis Cooley
ISBN : UOM:39015018650930
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Vernacular Muse tackles head-on conservative Canadian critical theory and practice. Personal and provocative, Cooley's lucid essays in The Vernacular Muse range from the -vernacular in Prairie poetry, thepoetics of the line break, and the poetry of eye versus ear to substantial readings of texts by Dorothy Livesay, Margaret Laurence, Michael Ondaatje, Sinclair Ross and Robert Duncan. The first collection of critical essays from a central figure in the making and recognition of prairie writing.
Category: Literary Criticism

Harmony Garden

Author : J. D. Schmidt
ISBN : 9781136862250
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the first complete study of China's most popular eighteenth-century poet in any Western language. The work consists of a detailed biography, a study of Yuan's revolutionary reinterpretation of Chinese literary theory, and an analysis of his many contributions to the more original genres of Qing-dynasty (1644-1911) poetry such as narrative, historical, didactic, eccentric, and nature verse. The study is concluded by a generous and representative sampling of Yuan's poetry in translation, the first to do justice to the wide variety and richness of his oeuvre. Although many shorter poems are selected, this is the first translation to include his outstanding longer poetry. Harmony Garden will completely revise current attitudes in the west concerning classical Chines literature during the eighteenth century, a period that was long viewed as one of decline, but now appears to equal the golden ages of antiquity.
Category: Literary Criticism

Performance And Appropriation

Author : Catherine Benoit
ISBN : 0884023133
Genre : Architecture
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Breaking with the idea that gardens are places of indulgence and escapism, these studies of ritualized practices reveal that gardens in Europe, Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean have in fact made significant contributions to cultural change. This book demonstrates methods and the striking results of garden reception studies. The first section explores how cultural changes occur, and devotes chapters to public landscapes in the Netherlands, seventeenth-century Parisian gardens, Freemason gardens in Tuscany, nineteenth-century Scottish kitchen gardens, and the public parks of Edo and modern Tokyo. The second part provides striking examples of construction of self in vernacular gardens in Guadeloupe and American Japanese-style gardens in California. Finally, the third section analyzes struggles for political change in gardens of Yuan China and modern Britain.
Category: Architecture

Tangible Memories

Author : Harry M. Butte
ISBN : 9781469105253
Genre : History
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California may be the golden state but it is also a garden state. Innumerable gardens have been made since the Europeans first came, starting with the Franciscan missionaries.The gold rush was the defining period, leading to immense expenditures by newly rich miners. This book discusses many simple but beautiful gardens created by waves of immigrants. Gardens were necessary for food but also represented repose and leisure. The nature and style of domestic and private gardens shape the landscape of cities and towns just as much as large civic architectural achievements.
Category: History

The Garden In The Machine

Author : Scott MacDonald
ISBN : 9780520926455
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Garden in the Machine explores the evocations of place, and particularly American place, that have become so central to the representational and narrative strategies of alternative and mainstream film and video. Scott MacDonald contextualizes his discussion with a wide-ranging and deeply informed analysis of the depiction of place in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, painting, and photography. Accessible and engaging, this book examines the manner in which these films represent nature and landscape in particular, and location in general. It offers us both new readings of the films under consideration and an expanded sense of modern film history. Among the many antecedents to the films and videos discussed here are Thomas Cole's landscape painting, Thoreau's Walden, Olmsted and Vaux's Central Park, and Eadweard Muybridge's panoramic photographs of San Francisco. MacDonald analyzes the work of many accomplished avant-garde filmmakers: Kenneth Anger, Bruce Baillie, James Benning, Stan Brakhage, Nathaniel Dorsky, Hollis Frampton, Ernie Gehr, Larry Gottheim, Robert Huot, Peter Hutton, Marjorie Keller, Rose Lowder, Marie Menken, J.J. Murphy, Andrew Noren, Pat O'Neill, Leighton Pierce, Carolee Schneemann, and Chick Strand. He also examines a variety of recent commercial feature films, as well as independent experiments in documentary and such contributions to independent video history as George Kuchar's Weather Diaries and Ellen Spiro's Roam Sweet Home. MacDonald reveals the spiritual underpinnings of these works and shows how issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and class are conveyed as filmmakers attempt to discover forms of Edenic serenity within the Machine of modern society. Both personal and scholarly, The Garden in the Machine will be an invaluable resource for those interested in investigating and experiencing a broader spectrum of cinema in their teaching, in their research, and in their lives.
Category: Performing Arts