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Follies in America - A History of Garden and Park Architecture (Paperback): Kerry Dean Carso

Follies in America - A History of Garden and Park Architecture (Paperback)

Kerry Dean Carso

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Follies in America examines historicized garden buildings, known as "follies," from the nation's founding through the American centennial celebration in 1876. In a period of increasing nationalism, follies-such as temples, summerhouses, towers, and ruins-brought a range of European architectural styles to the United States. By imprinting the land with symbols of European culture, landscape gardeners brought their idea of civilization to the American wilderness. Kerry Dean Carso's interdisciplinary approach in Follies in America examines both buildings and their counterparts in literature and art, demonstrating that follies provide a window into major themes in nineteenth-century American culture, including tensions between Jeffersonian agrarianism and urban life, the ascendancy of middle-class tourism, and gentility and social class aspirations.

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Imprint: Cornell University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2021
Authors: Kerry Dean Carso
Dimensions: 229 x 152mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
ISBN-13: 978-1-5017-5593-4
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > Landscape art & architecture > General
LSN: 1-5017-5593-5
Barcode: 9781501755934

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