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The Resource Barnstorming the prairies : how aerial vision shaped the Midwest, Jason Weems, (electronic resource)

Barnstorming the prairies : how aerial vision shaped the Midwest, Jason Weems, (electronic resource)

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Barnstorming the prairies : how aerial vision shaped the Midwest
Title
Barnstorming the prairies
Title remainder
how aerial vision shaped the Midwest
Statement of responsibility
Jason Weems
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Language
eng
Summary
"To Midwesterners tucked into small towns or farms early in the twentieth century, the landscape of the American heartland reached the horizon--and then imagination had to provide what lay beyond. But when aviation took off and scenes of the Midwest were no longer earthbound, the Midwestern landscape was transformed and with it, Jason Weems suggests in this book, the very idea of the Midwest itself. Barnstorming the Prairies offers a panoramic vista of the transformative nature and power of the aerial vision that remade the Midwest in the wake of the airplane. This new perspective from above enabled Americans to conceptualize the region as something other than isolated and unchanging, and to see it instead as a dynamic space where people worked to harmonize the core traditions of America's agrarian character with the more abstract forms of twentieth-century modernity. In the maps and aerial survey photography of the Midwest, as well as the painting, cinema, animation, and suburban landscapes that arose through flight, Weems also finds a different and provocative view of modernity in the making. In representations of the Midwest, from Grant Wood's iconic images to the Prairie style of Frank Lloyd Wright to the design of greenbelt suburbs, Weems reveals aerial vision's fundamental contribution to regional identity--to Midwesternness as we understand it. Reading comparatively across these images, Weems explores how the cognitive and perceptual practices of aerial vision helped to resymbolize the Midwestern landscape amid the technological change and social uncertainty of the early twentieth century"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weems, Jason
Dewey number
917.704
LC call number
F354
LC item number
.W44 2015
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Regionalism
  • Landscapes
  • Aerial photography
  • Airplanes
  • Social change
  • Middle West
  • Middle West
  • Middle West
  • Middle West
  • ART / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
  • ART / American / General
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Label
Barnstorming the prairies : how aerial vision shaped the Midwest, Jason Weems, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-323) and index
Contents
Introduction: Aeriality and Midwesternness -- 1. Pioneering Visions : The Midwestern Grid, the Atlas, and an Aerial Imagination -- 2. Managerial Mosaics : New Deal Aerial Photography and the Marshaling of Rural America -- 3. Adaptive Aeriality : Grant Wood, the Regional Landscape, and Modernity -- 4. Jeffersonian Urbanism : Frank Lloyd Wright, Aerial Pattern, and the Broadacre City -- Conclusion: Over the Rainbow
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001592581
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780816677504
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015032473
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001592581
Label
Barnstorming the prairies : how aerial vision shaped the Midwest, Jason Weems, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-323) and index
Contents
Introduction: Aeriality and Midwesternness -- 1. Pioneering Visions : The Midwestern Grid, the Atlas, and an Aerial Imagination -- 2. Managerial Mosaics : New Deal Aerial Photography and the Marshaling of Rural America -- 3. Adaptive Aeriality : Grant Wood, the Regional Landscape, and Modernity -- 4. Jeffersonian Urbanism : Frank Lloyd Wright, Aerial Pattern, and the Broadacre City -- Conclusion: Over the Rainbow
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001592581
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780816677504
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015032473
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001592581

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