The Resource Arcadian America : the death and life of an environmental tradition, Aaron Sachs

Arcadian America : the death and life of an environmental tradition, Aaron Sachs

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Arcadian America : the death and life of an environmental tradition
Title
Arcadian America
Title remainder
the death and life of an environmental tradition
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Aaron Sachs
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Language
eng
Summary
"Perhaps America's best environmental idea was not the national park but the garden cemetery, a use of space that quickly gained popularity in the mid-nineteenth century. Such spaces of repose brought key elements of the countryside into rapidly expanding cities, making nature accessible to all and serving to remind visitors of the natural cycles of life. In this unique interdisciplinary blend of historical narrative, cultural criticism, and poignant memoir, Aaron Sachs argues that American cemeteries embody a forgotten landscape tradition that has much to teach us in our current moment of environmental crisis.Until the trauma of the Civil War, many Americans sought to shape society into what they thought of as an Arcadia--not an Eden where fruit simply fell off the tree, but a public garden that depended on an ethic of communal care, and whose sense of beauty and repose related directly to an acknowledgment of mortality and limitation. Sachs explores the notion of Arcadia in the works of nineteenth-century nature writers, novelists, painters, horticulturists, landscape architects, and city planners, and holds up for comparison the twenty-first century's--and his own--tendency toward denial of both death and environmental limits. His far-reaching insights suggest new possibilities for the environmental movement today and new ways of understanding American history."--Dust jacket
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Title
Arcadian America
Creator
Summary
Argues that American cemeteries from the mid-nineteenth century embody a forgotten landscape tradition that can serve as a lesson for the current environmental crisis
Subject
Genre
Tone
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10170200
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
393/.10973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GT3203
LC item number
.S34 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Series statement
New directions in narrative history
Target audience
adult
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Aaron Sachs
Arcadian America : the death and life of an environmental tradition, Aaron Sachs
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Arcadian America : the death and life of an environmental tradition, Aaron Sachs
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : waterfalls and cemeteries -- Common shade : cultivating a place for death -- The middle landscapes of New England culture -- Sleepy Hollow : a young nation in repose -- Stumps -- Three men of the middle border (part one) : twilight -- Three men of the middle border (part two) : American homelessness -- Atlantis : Arcadia and Armageddon -- Epilogue : American Gothic; or death by landscape
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
xi, 484 pages
Isbn
9780300176407
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012035284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
cat13
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn785874513
  • (OCoLC)785874513
  • 1115623

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