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National parks and the American landscape

Smithsonian Institution

National parks and the American landscape

( Catalogue of an exhibition held at ) the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, June 23-August 27, 1972.

by Smithsonian Institution

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From Yosemite to the most recent addition of Pinnacles National Park in California, America’s National Parks have been enjoyed through photographs for over years. This book traces that history and delights readers with stunning photographs of the best American landscapes.   The National Parks: An American Legacy tells the story of the parks through the photography of Ian Shive and poignant essays by today’s leading naturalists, scientists, explorers, and artists. From the cascading waterfalls of Yosemite to the unique geothermal features of Yellowstone, the US national parks are among the most breathtaking destinations in the : Palace Publishing Group, LP.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Chiefly photographs. Includes index. Description: pages: color illustrations ; 26 x 35 cm. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Chiefly photographs. Includes index. Description: pages: chiefly color illustrations ; 20 x 27 cm.

National Parks: Our American Landscape, Paperback by Shive, Ian (PHT), ISBN , ISBN , Brand New, Free shipping in the US An oversized photographic tribute to national parks considers their reflection of both the natural world and the American spirit, in a lavishly illustrated survey that offers insight into the diversity of such subjects as the Appalachian Trail.   My choice for a tenth book on the National Parks is Wilderness by Design: Landscape Architecture & the National Park Service by Ethan Carr (University of Nebraska Press, ). This is a good history of the design and development of National Parks during the s and 30s and the creation of the rustic look of park architecture and the picturesque design of the landscapes and man-made .


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National parks and the American landscape by Smithsonian Institution Download PDF EPUB FB2

The National Parks: Our American Landscape is a timeless new look at the immensity, history, and powerful beauty of America’s protected natural landscapes that remain a continued inspiration to generations of Americans.

America's national parks and historical sites embody the American spirit. They are windows to our past, homes to some of our rarest plants and animal Reviews:   (National Parks Traveler) Davis’s book is the culmination of decades of changing attitudes towards the roads that shape the experience of national-park landscapes for many millions of visitors each year.

He presents these arteries not as necessary evils but as often deeply moving experiences that, for most, shape and enable the greater part /5(5).

Beautiful book of U.S. national parks photographs. Not your usual pics, the photographer looks at the parks from different viewpoints, including wildlife and flora, not to mention the gorgeous vistas.

Worth your time if you are a national parks aficionado!/5. Often referred to as the leading chronicler of America s national parks today, his book The National Parks: Our American Landscape has remained a best-selling photography book since He's is also the founder and CEO of Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc., which represents the archives of over photographers worldwide.

This book invites you to explore these intersections as you journey through the history of travel in national parks. High Country News "Thoroughly researched, well written, and beautifully illustrated, National Park Roads: A Legacy in the American Landscape will become a standard reference for anyone interested in exploring how and why park Author: Timothy Davis.

A stunning photography book featuring all 59 U.S. National Parks, published to coincide with the National Parks Service’s centennial The National Parks of the United States is a stunning tribute to some of the most spectacular and diverse scenery in the world.

From the peaks of Colorado to the glaciers of Alaska, from the volcanoes of Hawaii to the everglades of Florida, this handsome /5(54). Stay connected with national parks across the country with online resources to help you Find Your Virtual Park.

This Month's National Park Getaway Take a virtual trip to the US Virgin Islands to explore history and nature above and under water at Buck Island Reef National Monument. Beautiful photos of all 61 U.S. national parks From pearly glaciers to sun-soaked beaches, wander through some of the wildest and most iconic landscapes in North America.

The National Parks: Our American Landscape includes photographs of parks from Maine to Alaska and everything in between. From Yellowstone to Yosemite. The American landscape is a stage where nature has displayed its most evocative shows.

The American national parks include the fantastic obelisks of Yosemite, the geothermal phenomena of Yellowstone, the depths of the Grand Canyon, and the stone arches that dot Utah and Arizona.

The landscape is carved by the erosion and the deep movements of Reviews: 7. This isn't just the finest book of photographs of the National Parks out there, it stands among the very best books of landscape photography I've ever seen.

Beautifully bound, and printed on gorgeous paper, every detail excels. Absolutely fantastic - buy it at once!Reviews: National parks and the American landscape.

Washington, Published for the National Collection of Fine Arts by the Smithsonian Institution Press; [for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) OCLC Number: Notes.

The glories of nature versus the all mighty dollar, this is the story of America. This is story of The National Parks: America's Best Idea.

Having just read a book by John Muir, seen as the savior of Yosemite, and having an ingrained love of nature, I was naturally driven towards The National Parks. I've always wanted to see them for myself, but lately I've developed a desire to know their /5.

Wilderness by Design Landscape Architecture and the National Park Service. Ethan Carr. Just published by University of Nebraska Press, Wilderness by Design is an important new history of the physical development of America's national parks. This comprehensive study examines the place of our national parks in the larger context of the American park movement and in the history of.

The United States has 62 protected areas known as national parks that are operated by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the al parks must be established by an act of the United States Congress.A bill creating the first national park, Yellowstone, was signed into law by President Ulysses S.

Grant infollowed by Mackinac National Park in The consensus that national parks had to be permanent was also recognized as early as The concept itself had cultural significance; in landscape, no less than in art and architecture, the certainty of permanence was essential for preserving any sense of continuity between the present and past.

Praise for the second, revised edition: "Runte's book is must reading for all those who share his love for and commitment to the national park ideal Certain to be a standard work for years to come. The many black-and-white photographs are a welcome inclusion to this thoughtful, intelligent history."-Bloomsbury Review.

";While Runte makes valiant attempts at objectivity, his passion for. To be sure, Congress had established many additional categories of national parks and their equivalent, including recreation areas, historic sites, wild rivers, and scenic trails.

However, most tended to be corridors or islands on the American landscape, the majority significantly altered by prior development. Parks, our second title with photographer Brian Kelley, is a collection of over United States national park maps, ephemera, and brochures spanning over years.

Part of an ongoing project, Kelley collects oft-overlooked objects within the Parks Service. The book showcases nearly a century of art, cartography, and.

If the cover photo of The National Parks, Our American Landscape, doesn't encourage you to call in sick and head into the national parks, well, perhaps one of the hundreds of other images inside this book will. Gracing the cover is an image Ian Shive captured in Montana of Glacier National Park, one of a lone backpacker on a rocky outcrop gazing out across a panoramic landscape of blue lakes.

Assembled to commemorate the National Park Service Centennial, –, artworks capture the diversity of the national parks and Park Service collections, as well as the richness of artists’ encounters.

They reflect the critical role that landscape art played in the establishment of the National Park Service. Building the National Parks: Historic Landscape Design and ore, MD, Johns Hopkins University Press, Lee, Antoinette J. Architects to the Nation: The Rise and Decline of the Supervising Architect's Office.Ian Shive clearly is enamored of the American image resonates with some ancient narrative, yet remains as lucid as morning light on a mountain meadow.

His book is a stunning celebration of our true national treasure, the national parks.” Wade Davis, author of One River, Light at the Edge of the World, and Grand Canyon: River.