John Brinckerhoff Jackson

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A Sense of Place, a Sense of Time
by John Brinckerhoff Jackson
Publisher's Description
A pioneer in landscape theory, John Brinckerhoff Jackson explores the American landscape in both past and present, showing how our surroundings affect and reflect on our lives. Focusing on the constant evolution of urban and industrial environments, Jackson reveals that time and movement seem to take priority in our lives over place and permanence. The new vernacular landscape of trailers, parking lots, trucks, loading docks, and suburban garages are all evidence of our society's premium on mobility. Jackson's text is as elegant and lucid as his analysis, and the book is a pleasure in itself, inspiring the reader to take an active role in understanding the strange and wonderful world we live in.
ISBN: 0300060025
Publisher: Yale University Press
Hardcover : 224 pages
Language: English
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