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The Camaro in the Pasture - Speculations on the Cultural Landscape of America (Paperback) Loot Price: R535
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The Camaro in the Pasture - Speculations on the Cultural Landscape of America (Paperback): Robert B. Riley

The Camaro in the Pasture - Speculations on the Cultural Landscape of America (Paperback)

Robert B. Riley

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Robert Riley has been a renowned figure in landscape studies for over fifty years, valued for his perceptive, learned, and highly entertaining articles, reviews, and essays. Much of Riley's work originally ran in Landscape, the pioneering magazine at which Riley succeeded the great geographer J. B. Jackson as editor. The Camaro in the Pasture is the first book to collect this compelling author's writing. With diverse topics ranging from science-fiction fantasies to problems of academic design research, the essays in this volume cover an entire half-century of Riley's observations on the American landscape. The essays - several of which are new or previously unpublished - interpret changing rationales for urban beautification, the evolution and transformation of the strip, the development of a global landscape of golf and resorts replacing an older search for exoticism, and the vernacular landscape as wallpaper rather than quilt. Ultimately, Riley envisions our future landscape as a rapidly fluctuating electronic net draped over the more slowly changing and familiar land- and building-based system. Throughout, Riley emphasizes the vernacular landscape of contemporary America - how we have shaped and use it, what it is becoming, and, above all, how we experience it.

General

Imprint: University of Virginia Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2017
Authors: Robert B. Riley
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
ISBN-13: 978-0-8139-3807-3
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > Landscape art & architecture > General
Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Human geography > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > From 1900 > Reportage & collected journalism
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology > General
LSN: 0-8139-3807-4
Barcode: 9780813938073

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