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The note 'nature' comes from natura, Latin for start - as do the phrases state, local and innate. yet nature and kingdom proportion greater than a typical root, they proportion a typical background the place one time period has been used to outline the opposite. within the usa, the connection among country and nature has been vital to its colonial and post-colonial background, from the belief of the noble savage to the parable of the frontier. Narrated, painted and filmed, American landscapes were vital to the development of a countrywide identification.
Architecture and Nature provides an in-depth learn of ways altering principles of what nature is and what it ability for the rustic were represented in structures and landscapes during the last century.
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After stepping out of his boat onto the island, he says, Follow me through this winding path, embowered with its snowy banks of spiraea. Pry your way here beneath the branches. A few more steps, and the ripples gleam through the branches before us, and we emerge at the water’s edge beneath a tangle of willows, while a brood of white ducks, disturbed at our approach, glide out upon the mill-pond – for such indeed is the irresistible association from the surroundings. ” Contact with nature is a social good Olmsted, of course, was renowned for his parks, following his mid-century design for New York’s Central Park.
Its location in the westernmost metropolis of an expanding country charged it with the additional task of glorifying the transformation of nature into products. Facing the western prairies, linking the Great Lakes with the Mississippi, at the epicenter of the new rail networks, Chicago was the hub for processing and transporting stock, grain, lumber and minerals from the west to the markets in the east and abroad. The plan of the fair itself recapitulates at a smaller scale the central position of Chicago with respect to incoming raw products.
67 Laugier’s hut is an artiﬁcial construct, an abstraction reducing architecture to its essential principles. In that regard, his essay is a philosophical meditation on the origins of architecture. “Laugier’s little hut . . 68 Turning again to Olmsted’s landscape design for the fair, which was inﬂuenced by the picturesque English garden, we can now see the American log cabin as a fabrique. ” From Georges Henri Victor Collot, Voyage dans l’Amerique septentrionale . , Paris, 1826. carefully guarded nature preserve.