Discovering the Vernacular Landscape
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: John Brinckerhoff Jackson
- Publish Date: 1986-09-10
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A pioneer in landscape studies takes us on a tour of landscapes past and present to show how our surroundings reflect our culture.
ÂNo one who cares deeply about landscape issues can overlook the scores of brilliant insights and challenges to the mind, eye and conscience contained in Discovering the Vernacular Landscape. It is a book to be deeply cherished and to be read and pondered many times.âÂWilbur Zelinsky, Landscape
ÂWhile it is fashionable to speak of man as alienated from his environment, Mr. Jackson shows us all the ties that bind us to it, consciously or unconsciously. He teaches us to speak intelligentlyÂrather than polemically or wistfullyÂof the sense of place.âÂAnatole Broyard, New York Times
ÂThis book is a vital and seminal text: do beg, borrow or buy it.âÂRobert Holden, Landscape Design (London)
ÂIncisive and overpoweringly influential. It will probably tell you something about how you live that youâve never thought about.âÂThomas Hine, The Philadelphia Inquirer
ÂNo one can come close to Jackson in his unique combination of historical scholarship and field experience, in his deep knowledge of European high culture as well as of American trailer parks, in his archivistâs nose for the unusual fact and his philosopherâs mind for the trenchant, surprising question.âÂYi-Fu Tuan