Time, form, and fiction : reading the landscapes of Booth Tarkington

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dc.contributor.advisor Benson, Robert A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Burrows, Steven M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:40:27Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:40:27Z
dc.date.created 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier LD2489.Z75 2004 .B87 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187901
dc.description.abstract Indiana author Booth Tarkington laid the groundwork for understanding issues related to urban design and planning in the Midwest with a tandem of novels: The Magnificent Ambersons (1917), and The Midlander (1923). More importantly, evidence can be found to suggest that it is not only through knowledge and appreciation of tangible urban form, but also an appreciation and awareness of a culture, via its literature, that these issues of design and planning can be more fully understood by design professionals.The purpose of this study, then, is to discover the connections between studies in the field of landscape architecture (with regard to urban form and urban imageability) and the "literary landscapes" of Booth Tarkington. These connections will serve, first, to clarify and prioritize my study; second, to educate design professionals in an alternative way of understanding and tackling the physical issues of imageability in today's world; and third, to suggest to all designers the necessity for knowing, appreciating and utilizing the virtually infinite range of resources available to them.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Landscape Architecture
dc.format.extent 99 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Landscapes in literature. en_US
dc.subject.other Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946 -- Knowledge -- City planning. en_US
dc.subject.other Lynch, Kevin, 1918-1984. Image of the city. en_US
dc.title Time, form, and fiction : reading the landscapes of Booth Tarkington en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.L.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1286421 en_US

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