Denatured Visions: Landscape and Culture in the Twentieth Century

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  • Copyright: 2003-02-01
  • Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
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Back in Print Is modernism fundamentally hostile to nature? How have the radical transformations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries affected our attitude toward nature and impacted the landscape, as seen in the relationship of modern building to the land, and in the parks and gardens of this past century? Proceeding from the premise that how we shape our physical environment is a fundamental reflection of our culture, this compendium of essays on landscape in the twentieth century evolved from a symposium of distinguished historians, scholars, architects, landscape architects and artists organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1988. Presented in a historical perspective, the discussion focuses on the problems and solutions of the twentieth century and addresses the issues that carry over into the twenty-first.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4(7)
Stuart Wrede
William Howard Adams
Architecture: The Natural and the Manmade
Vincent Scully
The Garden as Cultural Object
John Dixon Hunt
The Withering Green Belt: Aspects of Landscape in Twentieth-Century Painting
Robert Rosenblum
In Search of the Modern Landscape
Kenneth Frampton
The American Ideology of Space
Leo Marx
From the Virgilian Dream to Chandigarh: Le Corbusier and the Modern Landscape
Caroline Constant
Whither the Garden?
Stephen Krog
Sources of Significance: The Garden in Our Time
Marc Treib
Earthworks: The Landscape after Modernism
John Beardsley
Four Models of Municipal Park Design in the United States
Galen Cranz
Jung and the Art of Landscape: A Personal Experience
Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe
The Past and Future Park
John B. Jackson
Vernacular Parks
Paul Groth
Bibliography 138(3)
Index of Names 141(3)
Trustees 144

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