The View From A Small Mountain: Reading The American Landscape by Suzannah LessardThe View From A Small Mountain: Reading The American Landscape by Suzannah Lessard

The View From A Small Mountain: Reading The American Landscape

bySuzannah Lessard

Hardcover | January 1, 2035

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A visionary look at America's history and future, through the lens of its landscape and architecture. Moving from agrarian times to the Industrial Age to the Digital Age, Lessard investigates our most iconic landscapes, and connects the dots in a way no one else has done before, blending geography, history, sociology, philosophy, literature, art and architecture to deliver an entirely original view of America.

  *  In this book, Lessard moves landscape from the background to the foreground, treating our "settings" as important and essential actors on their own.

  *  Lessard teaches us how to "read" the landscape, and shows how we can gain unique insights about America's past, present, and future by closely examining the various ways that human hands have shaped landscape over the years.

  *  Lessard guides us through many of America's most fascinating, distinct, and unusual landscapes, including Gettysburg; Trinity, NM; Natchez, MS; Truth or Consequences, NM; Youngstown, OH; King of Prussia, PA; Washington, D.C.; NYC; Freshkills landfill; suburbs across the country; and the new phenomenon of "edge cities."

  *  Through these landscapes, she investigates everything from the Civil War and the legacy of slavery to the atom bomb and the Nuclear Age, to the rise of media saturation and consumerism, to the dawn of the digital revolution.
SUZANNAH LESSARD was a staff writer at The New Yorker for twenty years, and her work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Harvard Design and The Washington Monthly, of which she is a founding editor. She has received the Whiting award, the Jenny Moore Fellowship at George Washington University, the Anthony Lukas Work-in-p...
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Title:The View From A Small Mountain: Reading The American LandscapeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:January 1, 2035Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385316313

ISBN - 13:9780385316316

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