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A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era.

KARSON, R.

Editorial: University of Massachusetts Press Amherst, 2007
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431pp., b. & w. illus. Definitive work on a formative period in American landscape design, which traces the development of a distinctly American style of landscape design through an analysis of seven country places created by some of the nation's most talented landscape practitioners. In the mid-nineteenth century Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of New York's Central Park, developed an approach to landscape design based on the principles of the English Picturesque which also emphasized a specifically American experience of nature and scenery. After Olmsted's retirement in 1897, these precepts continued to ground a new generation of American landscape architects through the next four decades, a period known as the "country place era," a time of rapid economic, social, and cultural change. In the early twentieth century, new fortunes made it possible for wealthy Americans to commission country estates as a means of aggrandizing social status. Analyzing these designs in context with one another and against the backdrop of the professional and cultural currents that shaped larger projects - such as parks, campuses, and planned communities - the author creates a rich and comprehensive picture of the artistic achievements of the period. Includes striking black-and-white images by landscape photographer Carol Betsch illuminate the spirit of these country places today. Very good condition. Hardback. N° de ref. de la librería 5084

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Título: A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of ...

Editorial: University of Massachusetts Press Amherst

Año de publicación: 2007

Encuadernación: Hardcover

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