An illustrated history of landscape architecture in the Midwest features in-depth profiles of such pioneering figures as Frederick Law Olmsted, Jens Jensen, Adolph Strauch, and others who celebrated the unique features of the native midwestern landscape in their designs for the various locales in the U.S. heartland. Reprint.
A train station becomes a police station; lands held sacred by Apaches and Mexicanos are turned into commercial and residential zones; freeway construction hollows out a community; a rancho becomes a retirement community—these are the kinds of spatial transformations that concern Mary Pat Brady in Extinct Lands, Temporal Geographies, a book bringing together Chicana feminism, cultural geography, and literary theory to analyze an unusual mix of Chicana texts through the concept of space. Beginning with nineteenth-century short stories and essays and concluding with contemporary fiction, this book reveals how Chicana literature offers a valuable theoretics of space. The history of the American Southwest in large part entails the transformation of lived, embodied space into zones of police surveillance, warehouse districts, highway interchanges, and shopping malls—a movement that Chicana writers have contested from its inception. Brady examines this long-standing engagement with space, first in the work of early newspaper essayists and fiction writers who opposed Anglo characterizations of Northern Sonora that were highly detrimental to Mexican Americans, and then in the work of authors who explore border crossing. Through the writing of Sandra Cisneros, Cherríe Moraga, Terri de la Peña, Norma Cantú, Monserrat Fontes, Gloria Anzaldúa, and others, Brady shows how categories such as race, gender, and sexuality are spatially enacted and created—and made to appear natural and unyielding. In a spatial critique of the war on drugs, she reveals how scale—the process by which space is divided, organized, and categorized—has become a crucial tool in the management and policing of the narcotics economy.
Enjoy the scenery with fast and fun landscape painting! A summer sunset, a bubbling brook, a sea of golden wildflowers like nature itself, landscape painting doesn't have to be complicated to be beautiful. In this beginner-friendly guide, Lee Hammond shows you how to use a handful of colors, a simple three-step approach, and the friendly medium of acrylic to create charming landscapes throughout the seasons. Step-by-step instructions for painting favorite landscape elements—skies, trees, grasses, mountains, water and more—provide endless mix-and-match possibilities. 16 paint-along landscape projects can be completed quickly, using no more than 8 colors each. Basic brushwork techniques, easy-to-learn painting methods, and lots of step-by-step instruction get beginners painting fast. One of the most popular art instruction authors out there with 20+ years of experience, Lee Hammond shares tried-and-true secrets for achieving a sense of distance, evoking mood, painting realistic textures, and much more—everything you need to turn any moment in nature into a personal work of art.