- Author : Richard A. Grusin
- Publisher : Cambridge University Press
- File Size : 51,8 Mb
- Release : 22 April 2004
- ISBN : 0521826497
- Page : 244 pages
- Rating : 4/5 (21 users)
Summary: Culture Technology and the Creation of America s National Parks PDF is a Fantastic Literary Criticism book by Richard A. Grusin. It was published by Cambridge University Press on 22 April 2004. This Book has 244 pages and Available to download in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Read detail book and summary below and click download button to get book file and read directly from your devices.
Richard Grusin's innovative study investigates how the establishment of national parks participated in the production of American national identity after the Civil War. The creation of America's national parks is usually seen as an uncomplicated act of environmental preservation. Grusin argues, instead, that parks must be understood as complex cultural technologies for the reproduction of nature as landscape art. He explores the origins of America's three major parks - Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon--in relation to other forms of landscape representation including photography, mapping, travel writing and fiction.