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Taking Measures Across the American Landscape

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ISBN-10: 0300086962

ISBN-13: 9780300086966

Edition: 2000

Authors: James Corner, Alex S. MacLean, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Denis Cosgrove

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This book views both the manmade and natural topography of the American landscape, and investigates the ways in which landscape representation not only reflects a given reality but also constitutes a way of seeing and acting in the world.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/10/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 10.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Essays
The Measures of America
Aerial Representation and the Making of Landscape
The American Landscape at Work
Taking Measure: Irony and Contradiction in an Age of Precision
Measures
Measures of Land
Measures of Control
Measures of Rule
Measures of Fit
Measures of Faith
Notes
List of Contributors
Index
Credits