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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

Book chapter

...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...

Building student bodies

Experiencing Architecture in the Nineteenth Century : Buildings and Society in the Modern Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...This chapter examines the architecture constructed between 1865 and 1889 to develop healthy student bodies at Vassar College, established in 1861 as the first women’s college in the United States. Specifically, I focus on three buildings...

North America, 1830–1914

W. Barksdale Maynard

W. Barksdale Maynard is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, and author of six books on American history and architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The period saw phenomenal population growth and urbanization in the USA, with westwards expansion intensifying North/South sectional strains over slavery, leading to the 1860s Civil War. Railroads triggered an architectural revolution...