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Description - Visions of Paradise by John Warfield Simpson

The American Revolution gave birth not just to a new nation, but to a new landscape. America was paradise to its native inhabitants, while to the colonists, it was an unlimited land of opportunity, a moral and physical wilderness from which they could create paradise. Powerful people like Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton struggled to shape it to their opposing visions. Over the ensuing 200 years, many other visions shaped the American landscape. Today, their imprints form a complex layering of messages - past and present, physical and cultural, public and private, local and national - that tell a story of many interwoven meanings. This text traces this story, providing a fresh perspective from which to understand not only our landscape but also the way we steward our environment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520213647
ISBN-10: 0520213645
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 398
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 14-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Warfield Simpson

John Warfield Simpson is Associate Professor in the Knowlton School of Architecture and the School of Natural Resources at Ohio State University.