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The Resource The language of landscape, Anne Whiston Spirn ; photographs by Anne Whiston Spirn

The language of landscape, Anne Whiston Spirn ; photographs by Anne Whiston Spirn

Label
The language of landscape
Title
The language of landscape
Statement of responsibility
Anne Whiston Spirn ; photographs by Anne Whiston Spirn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book combines poetry and pragmatism to teach the language of landscape. Anne Whiston Spirn argues that the language of landscape exists with its own grammar and metaphors, and that we imperil ourselves by failing to learn to read and speak this language. To understand the meanings of landscape, our habitat, is to see the world differently and to enable ourselves to avoid profound environmental and aesthetic mistakes."--BOOK JACKET. "Offering examples that range across thousands of years and five continents, Spirn examines urban, rural, and natural landscapes. She discusses the thought of renowned landscape authors - Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Law Olmsted, Frank Lloyd Wright, Lawrence Halprin - and of less well known pioneers, including the Australian architect Glenn Murcutt and the Danish landscape architect C. Th. Sorensen."--Jacket
  • "This book combines poetry and pragmatism to teach the language of landscape. Anne Whiston Spirn argues that the language of landscape exists with its own grammar and metaphors, and that we imperil ourselves by failing to learn to read and speak this language. To understand the meanings of landscape, our habitat, is to see the world differently and to enable ourselves to avoid profound environmental and aesthetic mistakes."--BOOK JACKET. "Offering examples that range across thousands of years and five continents, Spirn examines urban, rural, and natural landscapes. She discusses the thought of renowned landscape authors - Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Law Olmsted, Frank Lloyd Wright, Lawrence Halprin - and of less well known pioneers, including the Australian architect Glenn Murcutt and the Danish landscape architect C. Th. Sorensen."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
  • DLC
  • DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spirn, Anne Whiston
Dewey number
712
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SB472
LC item number
.S685 1998
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SB472
NAL item number
.S685 1998
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Landscape architecture
  • Landscapes
  • Landscape assessment
  • Human ecology
  • Landscape architecture
  • Landscapes
  • Landscape assessment
  • Human ecology
  • Architecture du paysage
  • Paysage
  • Paysage
  • Écologie humaine
Label
The language of landscape, Anne Whiston Spirn ; photographs by Anne Whiston Spirn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Yellowwood and the Forgotten Creek -- 1. "Nature's Infinite Book": The Language of Landscape. 1. Dwelling and Tongue: The Language of Landscape. 2. Survival and Imagination: Reading and Telling the Meanings of Landscape. 3. Artful Telling, Deep Reading: The Literature of Landscape -- 2. "Without Form and Void" to "Heaven and Earth": Landscape Composition. 4. Is a Path Like a Noun, Flowing Like a Verb? Elements of Landscape and Language. 5. Dynamic Weaving, Fabric of Stories: Shaping Landscape Context. 6. Rules of Context: Landscape Grammar -- 3. Using the Language of Landscape: Pragmatics, Poetics, and Polemics. 7. Shaping: Pragmatics of Landscape Expression. 8. A Rose Is Rarely Just a Rose: Poetics of Landscape. 9. Polemical Landscapes -- Epilogue: Reimagining Mill Creek
Control code
39123903
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780300077452
Lccn
98007487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39123903
Label
The language of landscape, Anne Whiston Spirn ; photographs by Anne Whiston Spirn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Yellowwood and the Forgotten Creek -- 1. "Nature's Infinite Book": The Language of Landscape. 1. Dwelling and Tongue: The Language of Landscape. 2. Survival and Imagination: Reading and Telling the Meanings of Landscape. 3. Artful Telling, Deep Reading: The Literature of Landscape -- 2. "Without Form and Void" to "Heaven and Earth": Landscape Composition. 4. Is a Path Like a Noun, Flowing Like a Verb? Elements of Landscape and Language. 5. Dynamic Weaving, Fabric of Stories: Shaping Landscape Context. 6. Rules of Context: Landscape Grammar -- 3. Using the Language of Landscape: Pragmatics, Poetics, and Polemics. 7. Shaping: Pragmatics of Landscape Expression. 8. A Rose Is Rarely Just a Rose: Poetics of Landscape. 9. Polemical Landscapes -- Epilogue: Reimagining Mill Creek
Control code
39123903
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780300077452
Lccn
98007487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39123903

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