Landscape in Sight: Looking at America

Paperback | March 11, 2000

byJohn Brinckerhoff JacksonEditorHelen Lefkowitz Horowitz

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Focusing not on nature but on landscape—land shaped by human presence—Jackson invites us to see the everyday places of the American countryside and city. This appealing anthology, illustrated with Jackson’s sketches and photographs, brings together his most famous essays, significant but less well known writings, articles originally published under pseudonyms, a bibliography of his landscape writings, and introductions that place his work in context.

"Jackson remains a model for civil discussion of architecture and the landscape."—Michael Leccese, Architecture

"[This book] contains several wonderful essays in what is best described as domestic anthropology, including a paean to mobile homes and an investigation of the humble garage. Vintage Jackson."—Witold Rybczynski, Lingua Franca

"A large and varied sampler of essays by the late doyen of American cultural geography. . . . Highly recommended for geographers and students of the American scene."—Kirkus Reviews

"Horowitz makes the reader appreciate once again the dignity and affection Jackson brought to garages, supermarkets, cemeteries, or the urban grid."—Patricia Leigh Brown, New York Times

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John Brinckerhoff Jackson invites you to take a new look at the American countryside and city. A delightful anthology of sketches and photographs, Landscape in Sight: Looking at America focuses not on nature but landscape: land shaped by the presence of man. Rediscover American architecture, cemeteries, supermarkets, garages and urban ...

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Focusing not on nature but on landscape—land shaped by human presence—Jackson invites us to see the everyday places of the American countryside and city. This appealing anthology, illustrated with Jackson’s sketches and photographs, brings together his most famous essays, significant but less well known writings, articles originally pu...

Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz is professor of history and American studies at Smith College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:March 11, 2000Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300080743

ISBN - 13:9780300080742

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John Brinckerhoff Jackson invites you to take a new look at the American countryside and city. A delightful anthology of sketches and photographs, Landscape in Sight: Looking at America focuses not on nature but landscape: land shaped by the presence of man. Rediscover American architecture, cemeteries, supermarkets, garages and urban grids. This illustrated cultural geography book collects Jackson’s most renowned essays, important but lesser-known writings, articles originally published under pseudonyms, a bibliography of his landscape writings and introductions that provide a foundation and framework for his work.