American Landscape Christian Zapatka

ISBN: 9781568980935

Published: 1996


216 pages


American Landscape  by  Christian Zapatka

American Landscape by Christian Zapatka
1996 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 216 pages | ISBN: 9781568980935 | 5.80 Mb

The land has always been more important to the American than the city,begins Christian Zapatka in this sweeping overview of American landscapepainting, planning, and design. Focusing largely on the origins andprogress of city and national parks, The American Landscape examines thehistory of the physical environment of the United States from the 1830sto the present.Broad in scope, this book covers a wide range of subjects, including thepaintings of the Hudson River School, which shaped Americas image ofitself as a sublime wilderness- architect Frederick Law Olmsteds cityparks, planned to provide both literal and metaphorical oases in themiddle of dense urban zones- the creation of national parks such asYellowstone and Yosemite- the construction of the Lincoln Highway, stretching from New York to San Francisco- Franklin D.

Roosevelts NewDeal program for the city of Greenbelt, Maryland and other suburbs- RobertMosess Jones Beach State Park and Parkway, intended to bring naturewithin the reach of an urban population- and the relationship ofcontemporary artists and architects to todays landscape.

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