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Conclusion: Reimagining the Pastoral Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century

Margaret Birney Vickery

Margaret Birney Vickery is Lecturer in History of Art and Architecture at Amherst College, University of Massachusetts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Landscape and Infrastructure : Reimagining the Pastoral Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...We began this book with a look at Dutch landscape paintings of the mid- to late seventeenth century and highlighted the connections between landscape, infrastructure, and prosperity in the Netherlands. Artists such as Ruisdael created...

Landscape Painting and the Productive Pastoral Tradition

Margaret Birney Vickery

Margaret Birney Vickery is Lecturer in History of Art and Architecture at Amherst College, University of Massachusetts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Landscape and Infrastructure : Reimagining the Pastoral Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...For many of us today, the term “pastoral” evokes images of verdant fields and copses of trees with the odd shepherd or shepherdess and a small flock of sheep. Such scenes are understood as bucolic idylls and enjoyed for their beauty...

Progress and Nature in the American Landscape

Margaret Birney Vickery

Margaret Birney Vickery is Lecturer in History of Art and Architecture at Amherst College, University of Massachusetts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Landscape and Infrastructure : Reimagining the Pastoral Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...In 1964 Leo Marx first published his book The Machine in the Garden, in which he traced the ideology surrounding wilderness, landscape, and progress in America. Relying on texts from Shakespeare to Hawthorn and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Marx...

A Growing Divide: Landscape and Infrastructure in Victorian Britain

Margaret Birney Vickery

Margaret Birney Vickery is Lecturer in History of Art and Architecture at Amherst College, University of Massachusetts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Landscape and Infrastructure : Reimagining the Pastoral Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...John Ruskin, the prolific art critic and author, is often credited with securing Turner’s place as Britain’s most eminent landscape artist. In his multivolume Modern Painters, Ruskin argues in support of Turner, praising both his...

Questioning the Infrastructure Paradigm in the Late Twentieth Century

Margaret Birney Vickery

Margaret Birney Vickery is Lecturer in History of Art and Architecture at Amherst College, University of Massachusetts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Landscape and Infrastructure : Reimagining the Pastoral Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...In 1962, Rachel Carson published her groundbreaking work Silent Spring, a book often credited with jump-starting the environmental movement. Much of her text unveils the toxicity of industrial production in the twentieth century...

The Eighteenth-Century English Landscape: The Classic Pastoral and Its Productivity

Margaret Birney Vickery

Margaret Birney Vickery is Lecturer in History of Art and Architecture at Amherst College, University of Massachusetts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Landscape and Infrastructure : Reimagining the Pastoral Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...By the late seventeenth century, the Dutch Netherlands experienced an economic downturn with greater competition in trade and struggling production after their financial and military struggles against England. This led some artists...

The Industrial Revolution and its Intrusion on the Landscape

Margaret Birney Vickery

Margaret Birney Vickery is Lecturer in History of Art and Architecture at Amherst College, University of Massachusetts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Landscape and Infrastructure : Reimagining the Pastoral Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...While Brown, Wilson, and their contemporaries were rendering the landscape park for the enjoyment of owners and tourists, innovators such as Edmund Cartwright, Joseph Arkwright, and Abraham Darby were refining new technologies that would...

Introduction: Infrastructure, Landscape, and the Pastoral Paradigm: A Tale of Two Projects

Margaret Birney Vickery

Margaret Birney Vickery is Lecturer in History of Art and Architecture at Amherst College, University of Massachusetts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Landscape and Infrastructure : Reimagining the Pastoral Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...This book is about landscape painting in the Netherlands, England, and North America and recent infrastructure projects around the globe. These seemingly disparate subjects are united by a shared concern for the pastoral middle ground...

Food, Community, and the Productive Landscape

Margaret Birney Vickery

Margaret Birney Vickery is Lecturer in History of Art and Architecture at Amherst College, University of Massachusetts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Landscape and Infrastructure : Reimagining the Pastoral Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...The features of the Hillerød plant stretch out across the landscape with the recycling station, solar and wind test sites, and wastewater treatment plant tucked into or softened by the landscape of grasses, trees, and water. Through...