Discovering the Vernacular Landscape

He teaches us to speak intelligently--rather than polemically or wistfully--of the sense of place."--Anatole Broyard, New York Times "This book is a vital and seminal text: do beg, borrow or buy it.

Author: John Brinckerhoff Jackson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300035810

Category: Social Science

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A pioneer in landscape studies takes us on a tour of landscapes past and present to show how our surroundings reflect our culture. "No one who cares deeply about landscape issues can overlook the scores of brilliant insights and challenges to the mind, eye and conscience contained in Discovering the Vernacular Landscape. It is a book to be deeply cherished and to be read and pondered many times."--Wilbur Zelinsky, Landscape "While it is fashionable to speak of man as alienated from his environment, Mr. Jackson shows us all the ties that bind us to it, consciously or unconsciously. He teaches us to speak intelligently--rather than polemically or wistfully--of the sense of place."--Anatole Broyard, New York Times "This book is a vital and seminal text: do beg, borrow or buy it."--Robert Holden, Landscape Design (London) "Incisive and overpoweringly influential. It will probably tell you something about how you live that you've never thought about."--Thomas Hine, The Philadelphia Inquirer "No one can come close to Jackson in his unique combination of historical scholarship and field experience, in his deep knowledge of European high culture as well as of American trailer parks, in his archivist's nose for the unusual fact and his philosopher's mind for the trenchant, surprising question."--Yi-Fu Tuan
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A Sense of Place a Sense of Time

Written with his customary lucidity and elegance, this book reveals Jackson's passion for vernacular culture, his insights into a style of life that blurs the boundaries between work and leisure, between middle and working classes, and ...

Author: John Brinckerhoff Jackson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300063970

Category: Science

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J.B. Jackson, a pioneer in the field of landscape studies, here takes us on a tour of American landscapes past and present, showing how our surroundings reflect important changes in our culture. Because we live in urban and industrial environments that are constantly evolving, says Jackson, time and movement are increasingly important to us and place and permanence are less so. We no longer gain a feeling of community from where we live or where we assemble but from common work hours, habits, and customs. Jackson examines the new vernacular landscape of trailers, parking lots, trucks, loading docks, and suburban garages, which all reflect this emphasis on mobility and transience; he redefines roads as scenes of work and leisure and social intercourse--as places, rather than as means of getting to places; he argues that public parks are now primarily for children, older people, and nature lovers, while more mobile or gregarious people seek recreation in shopping malls, in the street, and in sports arenas; he traces the development of dwellings in New Mexico from prehistoric Pueblo villages to mobile homes; and he criticizes the tendency of some environmentalists to venerate nature instead of interacting with it and learning to share it with others in temporary ways. Written with his customary lucidity and elegance, this book reveals Jackson's passion for vernacular culture, his insights into a style of life that blurs the boundaries between work and leisure, between middle and working classes, and between public and private spaces.
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The Vernacular Garden

JOHN DIXON HUNT AND JOACHIM WOLSCHKE - BULMAHN In his preface to Discovering the Vernacular Landscape , a title we have borrowed and adapted for our own ...

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

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 0884022013

Category: Architecture

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Much has been written on the traditions of elite gardens but little attention has been directed to the gardens of more humble and popular cultures that reflect regional, localized, ethnic, personal, or folk creations. These articles reflect growing interest in a range of cultural artifacts that demonstrate how culture influences surroundings.
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Postwestern Cultures

Jackson, Discovering the Vernacular Landscape, xii. 49. Tzonis and Lefaivre, "The Grid and the Pathway"; Lefaivre and Tzonis, Critical Regionalism, 19; ...

Author: Susan Kollin

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 080326044X

Category: Literary Criticism

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Synthesizes topics of contemporary scholarship of the American West. This work examines subjects ranging from the use of frontier rhetoric in Japanese American internment camp narratives to the emergence of agricultural tourism in the New West to the application of geographer J B Jackson's theories to vernacular or abandoned western landscapes.
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The Necessity for Ruins and Other Topics

Discussion relates the importance of space to relativism throughout time. Jackson discussed the evolution of the development, use, and perception of landscape--the space around us in the most general sense.

Author: John Brinckerhoff Jackson

Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 0870232924

Category: Nature

Page: 129

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Essays examine the way we perceive landscape, the effect of gardens and cities of the past on the landscapes of the present, and the way American architecture has broken with tradition. Discussion relates the importance of space to relativism throughout time.
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Understanding Ordinary Landscapes

Non - Environment , ” Landscape 17 : 1 ( Autumn 1967 ) : 1. ... statements on method are in the preface to Discovering the Vernacular Landscape , ix - xii .

Author: Paul Groth

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300072031

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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How does knowledge of everyday environments foster deeper understanding of both past and present cultural life? Traditional studies in this field have been of rural life. Here, contributors explore aspects of the emergent field of urban cultural landscape studies--with the challenging issues of class, race, ethnicity, and subculture--to demonstrate the value of investigating the many meanings of ordinary settings. 67 illustrations.
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The Vanishing Watchtower Farmhouse

This dissertation, "The Vanishing Watchtower Farmhouse: Discovering the Cultural Significance of a Historical Vernacular Landscape in Mui Wo, Lantau Island" by 李仲明, Chung-ming, Eric, Lee, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong ...

Author: 李仲明

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This dissertation, "The Vanishing Watchtower Farmhouse: Discovering the Cultural Significance of a Historical Vernacular Landscape in Mui Wo, Lantau Island" by 李仲明, Chung-ming, Eric, Lee, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. DOI: 10.5353/th_b4218114 Subjects: Vernacular architecture - China - Hong Kong
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The Landscape Urbanism Reader

Charles Waldheim, John E Irving Professor and Chair of Landscape ... The Word Itself , " in Discovering the Vernacular Landscape ( New Haven : Yale ...

Author: Charles Waldheim

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568984391

Category: Architecture

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Charles Waldheim has assembled the definitive collection of essays by many of the field's top practitioners - capturing the origins, the contemporary milieu, and the aspirations of this relatively new field. An indispensable reference for students, teachers, architects, and urban planners.
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A Vernacular Landscape of Risk Recreation

Discovering the Vernacular Landscape . New Haven : Yale University Press . Pp3-8 , 147-157 . Loomis , John . 1993. Intergrated Public Lands Management ...

Author: Ryen E. Tarbet

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ISBN: UCAL:X60353

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The Rhizomatic West

Jackson, Discovering the Vernacular Landscape, xii. 97. Lefaivre and Tzonis, Critical Regionalism, 20. 98. Mumford quoted in Lefaivre and Tzonis, ...

Author: Neil Campbell

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803217838

Category: Literary Criticism

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Is the American West in Sergio Leone?s ?spaghetti westerns? the same American West we find in Douglas Coupland?s Generation X? In Jim Jarmusch?s movies? In Calexico?s music? Or is the American West, as this book tells us, a constantly moving, mutating idea within a complex global culture? And what, precisely (or better yet, imprecisely) does it mean? ø Using Gilles Deleuze and Fälix Guattari?s concept of the rhizome, Neil Campbell shows how the West (or west-ness) continually breaks away from a mainstream notion of American ?rootedness? and renews and transforms itself in various cultural forms. A region long traversed by various transient peoples (from tribes and conquerors to immigrants, traders, and trappers), the West reflects a mythic quest for settlement, permanence, and synthesis?even notions of a national or global identity?at odds with its rootless history, culture, and nature. Crossing the concept of ?roots? with ?routes,? this book shows how notions of the West?in representations ranging from literature and film to photography, music, and architectural theory?give expression to ideas about identity, nationhood, and belonging in a world increasingly defined by movement across time and borders. The Rhizomatic West offers a new vision of the American West as a hybrid, performative space, a staging place for myriad intersecting and constantly changing identities.
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Ozark Vernacular Houses a Study of Rural Homeplaces in the Arkansas Ozarks c

In his perceptive and thought - provoking book , Discovering the Vernacular Landscape , John B. Jackson helped clarify our understanding of the Ozark ...

Author: Jean Sizemore

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1610753011

Category: Vernacular architecture

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Of importance to architects, folklorists, cultural historians, and anyone interested in the Ozarks, this fascinating examination of the Ozark house is a way toward understanding the mind of the inhabitants and their way of life.
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Lost Homelands

... between what is established by authority and what the vernacular insists upon preferring , ” he explained ( Discovering the Vernacular Landscape 148 ) .

Author: Audrey Goodman

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816528810

Category: Literary Criticism

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Before the 1930s, landscapes of the American Southwest represented the migrantÕs dream of a stable and bountiful homeland. Around the time of the Great Depression, however, the Southwest suddenly became integrated into a much larger economic and cultural system. Audrey Goodman examines howÑsince that timeÑthese southwestern landscapes have come to reveal the resulting fragmentation of identity and community. Through analyzing a variety of texts and images, Goodman illuminates the ways that modern forces such as militarization, environmental degradation, internal migration, and an increased border patrol presence have shattered the perception of a secure homeland in the Southwest. The deceptive natural beauty of the Southwest deserts shields a dark history of trauma and decimation that has remained as a shadow on the regionÕs psyche. The first to really synthesize such wide-ranging material about the effects of the atomic age in the Southwest, Goodman realizes the value of combined visual and verbal art and uses it to put forth her own original ideas about reconstructing a new sense of homeland. Lost Homelands reminds us of the adversity and dislocation suffered by people of the Southwest by looking at the ways that artists, photographers, filmmakers, and writers have grappled with these problems for decades. In assessing the ruination of the region, however, Goodman argues that those same artists and writers have begun to reassemble a new sense of homeland from these fragments.
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Biography of an Industrial Landscape

101 Jackson, Discovering the Vernacular Landscape, 148. 102 This has to some degree been done by others who have studied different phases of Carlsberg's ...

Author: Svava Riesto

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048524891

Category: History

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Biography of an Industrial Landscape tells the story of one of the most significant urban redevelopment projects in northern Europe at the turn of the century. Examining the reinvention of the Carlsberg brewery site in Copenhagen as a city district, Svava Riesto unpacks the deeper assumptions about value that lie behind contemporary design, spatial planning and heritage praxes. In particular, Riesto examines ways of valuing a vital yet seldom explicitly discussed feature of industrial landscapes: open space. Carlsberg's industrial open spaces were largely disregarded during the redevelopment, which was founded on canonical heritage thinking and ideas about urban space that were poorly equipped to include the characteristics of these spaces in the design's considerations. As a response, this account reappraises industrial open spaces. Drawing on Henri Lefebvre and biographical approaches to landscape research, the Carlsberg site's open spaces are presented anew as an interplay of materials, practices and the imagination - shaped and reshaped by water, yeast, industrial working routines and conflicting ideas about the future city.
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Formations of Identity

11Simon Schama, Landscape and Memory (New York: Vintage Books, 1995), 61. See also J. B. Jackson, Discovering the Vernacular Landscape (New Haven: Yale ...

Author: Floyd Martin

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443893978

Category: Art

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The physical landscape has been appropriated by artists throughout temporal and spatial history to represent (or present) political, social, and national identities. Artists have long imbued the landscape with personal and public ideologies. Indeed, landscapes can be more than simple representations of scenic beauty, when artists use the genre to convey or reflect upon various political and social concerns important in different periods. This collection of essays brings together the perspectives of scholars from a variety of backgrounds. Subjects range from Venetian Renaissance waterscapes to the rolling farm hills of Grant Wood, and from native Botswana imagery to ecosensitive Florida portraits. These examinations of landscapes consider the rich ideology and iconography that define and redefine peoples and places.
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Vernacular Modernism

John Brinkerhoff Jackson , Discovering the Vernacular Landscape ( New Haven , 1984 ) , xii : “ The beauty that we see in the vernacular landscape is ...

Author: Maiken Umbach

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804753431

Category: History

Page: 265

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Vernacular Modernism advocates a rethinking of the importance of the vernacular as part of the modernist discourse of place, from art to literature, from architectural to social practice.
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Landscape

Jackson, J.B. (1984a) 'Agrophilia, or, the love of horizontal spaces', in Discovering the Vernacular Landscape, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Author: John Wylie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134295302

Category: Science

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Landscape is a stimulating introduction to and contemporary understanding of one of the most important concepts within human geography. A series of different influential readings of landscape are debated and explored, and, for the first time, distinctive traditions of landscape writing are brought together and examined as a whole, in a forward-looking critical review of work by cultural geographers and others within the last twenty to thirty years. This book clearly and concisely explores ‘landscape’ theories and writings, allowing students of geography, environmental studies and cultural studies to fully comprehend this vast and complex topic. To aid the student, vignettes are used to highlight key writers, papers and texts. Annotated further reading and student exercises are also included. For researchers and lecturers, Landscape presents a forward-looking synthesis of hitherto disparate fields of inquiry, one which offers a platform for future research and writing.
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Modern Ecopoetry

... a striking parallel in John Brinckerhoff Jackson's Discovering the Vernacular Landscape, ... unbalanced features of vernacular and official landscapes.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004445277

Category: Literary Criticism

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Modern Ecopoetry: Reading the Palimpsest of the More-Than-Human World explores the fruitful dialogue between poetry and the more-than-human world from various critical standpoints in modern English-writing poets from diverse backgrounds such as the USA, the UK, Canada, India, and Pakistan.
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Coming Through with Rye

10 The fourth type , historic vernacular landscapes , are defined as those ... 12 John Brinckerhoff Jackson , Discovering the Vernacular Landscape ( New ...

Author: Brenda Wheeler Williams

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ISBN: UOM:39015071380227

Category: Agriculture

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Vernacular Architecture

... ideas: English Landscapes (London: British Broadcasting Corporation, ... see his Discovering the Vernacular Landscape (New Haven: Yale University Press, ...

Author: Henry Glassie

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253023629

Category: Social Science

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Based on thirty-five years of fieldwork, Glassie’s Vernacular Architecture synthesizes a career of concern with traditional building. He articulates the key principles of architectural analysis, and then, centering his argument in the United States, but drawing comparative examples from many locations in Europe and Asia, he shows how architecture can be a prime resource for the one who would write a democratic and comprehensive history.
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The Making and Unmaking of Mediterranean Landscape in Italian Literature

Ruffini's landscape combines all the traditional elements that define it as ... as John Brinkerhoff Jackson writes in Discovering the Vernacular Landscape, ...

Author: Tullio Pagano

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611476408

Category: Literary Criticism

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Situated between Po Valley and the Mediterranean Sea, Liguria appears as a rainbow-shaped and mountainous island, extending from the Tuscan sandy shores of Versilia to the French Alps. Through several modern and contemporary poets and novelists, Pagano illustrates fragile beauty of this quintessential Mediterranean landscape.
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