Technologies of Landscape

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Technologies of Landscape: From Reaping to Recycling. Edited by David E. Nye. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999. Pp.ix+292. $50/$16.95.

Summary

Contents:

INTRODUCTION: Technologies of Landscape (David E. Nye)

EPHEMERAL LANDSCAPES

1. Agricultural Technology and the Ephemeral Landscape (Paul Brassley)

2. Journey into Space: Interpretations of Landscape in Contemporary Art (James Dickinson)

INVENTING LANDSCAPES

3. Abandoning Paradise: The Western Pictorial Paradigm Shift around 1420 (Jacob Wamberg)

4. The Employment of the Word: Writing, Topography, and Colonial Landscapes (Tedeusz Rachwal)

5. Remaking a"Natural Menace": Engineering the Colorado River (David E. Nye)

RESISTING RURAL MODERNITY

6. Begrudging Aesthetics for a New South: The Farm Security Administration Photographic Project and Southern Modernization, 1935 to 1943 (Stuart Kidd)

7. Making and Meaning in the English Countryside (Christopher Bailey)

NARRATING POLLUTION

8. Public Perceptions of Smoke Pollution in Victorian Manchester (Stephen Mosley)

9. Narrating the Toxic Landscape in "Cancer Alley," Louisiana

LANDSCAPE AS PATHWAY

10. Benton MacKaye's Appalachian Trail: Imagining and Engineering a Landscape (Mark Luccarelli)

11: The Landscape's Crown: Landscapes, Perceptions, and Modernizing Effects of the German Autobahn System, 1934 to 1941 (Thomas Zeller)

TOURING LANDSCAPES

12. The Improvement of Arthur Young: Agricultural Technology and the Production of Landscape in Eighteenth-CenturyEngland (Stephen Bending)

13. The Road to Industrial Heterotopia: Landscape, Technology, and George Orwell's Travelogue The Road to Wigan Pier (Pia Maria Ahlback)

14: Recycled Landscapes: Mining's Legacies in the Mesabi Iron Range (Peter Goin and Elizabeth Raymond)

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