Observation Points: The Visual Poetics of National Parks

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National parks are the places that present ideas of nature to Americans: Zion, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone bring to mind quintessential and awe-inspiring wilderness. By examining how rhetoric--particularly visual rhetoric--has worked to shape our views of nature and the "natural" place of humans, Observation Points offers insights into questions of representation, including the formation of national identity.As Thomas Patin reveals, the term "nature" is artificial and unstable, in need of constant maintenance and ...

Observation Points: The Visual Poetics of National Parks 2012, University of Minnesota Press, Minnesota

ISBN-13: 9780816651467

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Observation Points: The Visual Poetics of National Parks 2012, University of Minnesota Press, Minnesota

ISBN-13: 9780816651450

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