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ISBN:082032440X
Author: Dave Foreman,Paul Shepard
ISBN13: 978-0820324401
Title: Man in the Landscape: A Historic View of the Esthetics of Nature
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Language: English
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Publisher: University of Georgia Press; Reprint edition (September 27, 2002)
Pages: 344

Man in the Landscape: A Historic View of the Esthetics of Nature by Dave Foreman,Paul Shepard



With a new foreword by Dave Foreman. Published by: University of Georgia Press. Man in the Landscape was among the first books of a new genre that has elucidated the ideas, beliefs, and images that lie behind our modern destruction and conservation of the natural world.

Man in the Landscape book. A pioneering exploration of the roots of our attitudes toward nature, Paul Shepard's most seminal work is as challenging and provocative today as when it first appeared in 1967. Departi A pioneering exploration of the roots of our attitudes toward nature, Paul Shepard's most seminal work is as challenging and provocative today as when it first appeared in.

Man in the Landscape was among the first books of a new genre that has elucidated the ideas. PAUL SHEPARD (1925-1996) was Avery Professor of Natural Philosophy and Human Ecology at Pitzer College in Claremont, California.

A pioneering exploration of the roots of our attitudes toward nature, Paul Shepard's most seminal work is as challenging and provocative today as when it first appeared in 1967.

Paul Shepard With a new foreword by Dave Foreman. In his discussions of the exploration of the American West, the establishment of the first national parks, and the reactions of pioneers to their totally new habitat, he identifies the transport of traditional imagery into new places as a sort of cultural baggage.

Man in the Landscape: A Historic View of the Esthetics of Nature.

Man in the Landscape was among the first books of a new genre that has elucidated the ideas, beliefs, and images that lie behind our modern destruction and conservation of the natural world.

He went on to earn a doctorate from Yale, and his 1967 book Man in the Landscape: a Historic View of the Esthetics of Nature was based on his thesis. He lectured and taught biology at Knox College, Smith College, Dartmouth College, and Claremont College in a career that spanned more than 40 years. From 1973 until his retirement in 1994 he taught at Pitzer College and Claremont Graduate University. Professor Shepard was an author and also a co-author, with Barry Sanders, of "The Sacred Paw: The Bear in Nature, Myth and Literature".

A pioneering exploration of the roots of our attitudes toward nature, Paul Shepard's most seminal work is as challenging and provocative today as when it first appeared in 1967. Man in the Landscape was among the first books of a new genre that has elucidated the ideas, beliefs, and images that lie behind our modern destruction and conservation of the natural world.

Departing from the traditional study of land use as a history of technology, this book explores the emergence of modern attitudes in literature, art, and architecture―their evolutionary past and their taproot in European and Mediterranean cultures. With humor and wit, Shepard considers the influence of Christianity on ideas of nature, the absence of an ethic of nature in modern philosophy, and the obsessive themes of dominance and control as elements of the modern mind. In his discussions of the exploration of the American West, the establishment of the first national parks, and the reactions of pioneers to their totally new habitat, he identifies the transport of traditional imagery into new places as a sort of cultural baggage.

Reviews: 3
Mori
This is one of the truly seminal pieces of environmental writing. However Shepard's style is not for the casual reader: this takes work but it is more than worth it. For anyone interested in a truly wonderful view of humanity's place in nature this is just basicl.
Nuadora
Moving and profound as a link in the chain of scientific enviornmental thought in a classical voice. Read the introduction to get an idea of what Shepherds voice is NOT. While the introduction employs extreme adjectives and other alienating environmental donor-speak, it does give a proper biography of the Shepherd of the National Park Service and his whistleblowing, which may have helped inspire this book.
Stan
This tour de force historical perspective of nature leads the reader into a provocative search for understanding the human role on Earth. Not for the narrow-minded and/or Jerry Falwell.