The crowning of the American landscape :eight great spaces and their buildings /Walter L. Creese.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-225845

Description

xi, 289 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm., "From areas as large as the Hudson Valley and Yosemite National Park to those as small as the Fens in Boston and Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin Valley, Walter Creese analyzes the historical essence of eight distinguished American sites and their architecture."--Jacket.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Landscape architecture History.
Architecture History.
Space (Architecture)
Landscapes History.
Landscape assessment History.
Landschapsarchitectuur.
Landschaftsplanung.

Originator

Creese, Walter L.

Contents

Pt. I. Great given spaces, almost too large to comprehend or handle. Jefferson's Charlottesville ; The Hudson Valley ; Yosemite National Park ; Mt. Hood national Forest and timberline Lodge -- Pt. II. Smaller spaces, treated more directly and actively, so that they might even be called inventions. The Boston Fens ; Graceland Cemetery and the landscaped lawn ; Riverside: the greatest American suburb ; Wright's Taliesin and beyond.

Publication

Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press

Description

xi, 289 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
"From areas as large as the Hudson Valley and Yosemite National Park to those as small as the Fens in Boston and Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin Valley, Walter Creese analyzes the historical essence of eight distinguished American sites and their architecture."--Jacket.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Gift of Diane Nicholls, April 2, 2009.

ISBN

069104029X (alk. paper)
9780691040295 (alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks SB470.53.C74 1985

Places

United States
United States.
USA.