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Title :

The monument and the bungalow

Author :
LEWIS, Peirce ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Students of human landscapes often view those landscapes as documents and seek to 'read' them for cultural and historical meaning. But how does one learn to read landscape? And how can students be taught to do it? After many years of teaching courses about commonplace American landscapes, I have discovered that students must learn two things before they can expect to read human landscapes. First, they must learn to pay attention to commonplace things which most Americans normally ignore. Second, they must master vocabularies that permit them to classify elements in the landscape and to connect small things with larger ideas. Two examples in the landscape of Bellefonte, PA - the town's war memorial [1904] and a scattering of California bungalows [1920s] - demonstrate how these ideas work. ;
Pagination/Size :
11 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Bellefonte (PA, USA) ; Bungalow ; Culture ; Environnement ; Etats-Unis ; Interprétation ; Monument aux morts ; Petite ville ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Bellefonte (PA, USA) ; Bungalows ; Culture ; Environment ; Interpretation ; Towns ; United States ; War memorials ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Geographical review, 1998, 88, 4, Oct
INIST identifier :
24969032 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0016-7428 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
American Geographical Society, New York, NY
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;