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The Resource A sense of place, a sense of time, John Brinckerhoff Jackson

A sense of place, a sense of time, John Brinckerhoff Jackson

Label
A sense of place, a sense of time
Title
A sense of place, a sense of time
Statement of responsibility
John Brinckerhoff Jackson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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, place and permanence less so. We no longer gain a feeling of community from where we live or 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 of motility 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 pubic 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 discusses the form and function 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. Written with Jackson's customary lucidity and elegance, this book reveals his 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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F796
LC item number
.J27 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A sense of place, a sense of time, John Brinckerhoff Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-209) and index
Contents
Accessible landscape -- Seeing New Mexico -- Pueblo dwellings and our own -- Church or Plaza? -- The mobile home on the range -- Beyond Wilderness -- In favor of trees -- The past and future park -- Vernacular gardens -- Working at home -- A sense of place, a sense of time -- Looking into automobiles -- Truck city -- Roads belong in the landscape
Control code
29667916
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 212 p.
Isbn
9780300063974
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
93050618
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
A sense of place, a sense of time, John Brinckerhoff Jackson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-209) and index
Contents
Accessible landscape -- Seeing New Mexico -- Pueblo dwellings and our own -- Church or Plaza? -- The mobile home on the range -- Beyond Wilderness -- In favor of trees -- The past and future park -- Vernacular gardens -- Working at home -- A sense of place, a sense of time -- Looking into automobiles -- Truck city -- Roads belong in the landscape
Control code
29667916
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 212 p.
Isbn
9780300063974
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
93050618
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill., map

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