Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition

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Perhaps America's best environmental idea was not the national park but the garden cemetery, a use of space that quickly gained popularity in the mid-nineteenth century. Such spaces of repose brought key elements of the countryside into rapidly expanding cities, making nature accessible to all and serving to remind visitors of the natural cycles of life. In this unique interdisciplinary blend of historical narrative, cultural criticism, and poignant memoir, Aaron Sachs argues that American cemeteries embody a forgotten ...

Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition 2014, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300205886

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Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition 2013, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300176407

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