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Stilgoe, John R. 1949-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 174 publications in 2 languages and 9,957 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Local history  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Terminology  Exhibition, pictorial works  Juvenile works  Terms and phrases  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: B2430.B253, 194
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Most widely held works about John R Stilgoe
 
Most widely held works by John R Stilgoe
Metropolitan corridor : railroads and the American scene by John R Stilgoe( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borderland : origins of the American suburb, 1820-1939 by John R Stilgoe( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text portrays the American suburbs from their beginnings in the mid-1800s to the onset of World War II and focuses on their appearance, people's reaction to them and their importance to society
Common landscape of America, 1580 to 1845 by John R Stilgoe( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explains how and why the landscape changed between the times of the early Spanish settlers and the impact of industrialization. The builders who created and maintained the American landscape until 1845 learned mostly from one another
The poetics of space by Gaston Bachelard( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beloved multidisciplinary treatise comes to Penguin Classics Rare is the work of philosophy that invites both the casual reader and the academic. Rare, too, is the text so universal that luminaries across an array of fields lay claim to it. Yet, that is precisely the case with Gaston Bachelard's The Poetics of Space. A rumination on the spaces we inhabit and the dreams and memories that fill them, this seminal work continues to be studied and enjoyed by philosophers, architects, writers, and literary theorists alike. This new edition features a foreword by Mark Z. Danielewski, whose bestselling novel House of Leaves drew inspiration from Bachelard's writings, and an introduction by internationally renowned philosopher Richard Kearney who explains the book's enduring importance and its role within Bachelard's remarkable career
Outside lies magic : regaining history and awareness in everyday places by John R Stilgoe( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invites readers to look at the man-made world around them in a different, child-like way--to poke and probe with curiosity and notice things that many take for granted
Alongshore by John R Stilgoe( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along the shore are fishing boats and lighthouses, wharves and piers, resorts and shipwrecks - picturesque vistas that are visited and photographed but have never before been scrutinized from a historical or cultural perspective. In this enchanting book, John R. Stilgoe takes us on a tour of the seacoast, evoking its sights, sounds, and textures, and showing how it illuminates issues of landscape and of American culture. Drawing on sources as diverse as Thoreau and Kate Chopin, agricultural newspapers and the Hardy Boys, and always emphasizing his own hikes and small-boat passages along the coast, Stilgoe provides a guidebook for anyone intrigued by the seacoast, "the last place in which adult Americans walk barefoot." He describes guzzles (configurations of sand), gunkholes (unfrequented harbors), and loomings (optical phenomena on the horizon). He explains why watchtowers stand guard all along the Atlantic coast; why wharves are perennially decaying; the different ways that pirates have been perceived through the centuries; and why local women of the shore towns wear bikinis. Like the sea itself, Stilgoe's Alongshore invigorates and exhilarates, drawing us back to its pleasures again and again
Train time : railroads and the imminent reshaping of the United States landscape by John R Stilgoe( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape and images by John R Stilgoe( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Landscape and Images records a lifetime spent observing America's constructed landscapes. John Stilgoe's essays follow the eclectic trains of thought that have resulted from his observation, from the postcard preference for sunsets over sunrises to the concept of "teen geography" to the unwillingness of Americans to walk up and down stairs."--Jacket
Trees : national champions by Barbara Bosworth( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is landscape? by John R Stilgoe( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape, John Stilgoe tells us, is a noun. From the old Frisian language (once spoken in coastal parts of the Netherlands and Germany), it meant shoveled land: landschop. Sixteenth-century Englishmen misheard or mispronounced this as landskep, which became landskip, then landscape, designating the surface of the earth shaped for human habitation. In What is Landscape? Stilgoe maps the discovery of landscape by putting words to things, zeroing in on landscape's essence but also leading sideways expeditions through such sources as children's picture books, folklore, deeds, antique terminology, out-of-print dictionaries, and conversations with locals. ("What is that?" "Well, it's not really a slough, not really, it's a bayou...") He offers a highly original, cogent, compact, gracefully written narrative lexicon of landscape as word, concept, and path to discoveries. What is Landscape? is an invitation to walk, to notice, to ask: to see a sandcastle with a pinwheel at the beach and think of Dutch windmills - icons of triumph, markers of territory won from the sea; to walk in the woods and be amused by the Elizabethans' misuse of the Latin silvaticus (people of the woods) to coin the word savages; to see in a suburban front lawn a representation of the meadow of a medieval freehold. Discovering landscape is a good exercise for body and for mind. This book is an essential guide and companion to that exercise - to understanding, literally and figuratively, what landscape is. -- from dust jacket
Thomas Cole : drawn to nature( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Cole: Drawn to Nature documents the first major exhibition on Thomas Cole organized by the Albany Institute of History & Art since 1941."
Shallow-water dictionary : a grounding in estuary English by John R Stilgoe( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinventing the West : the photographs of Ansel Adams and Robert Adams by Ansel Adams( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old fields : photography, glamour, and fantasy landscape by John R Stilgoe( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fusing three forces in contemporary American culture -- amateur photography after 1880, the rise of glamor and fantasy, and the often-mysterious quality of landscape photographs -- Stilgoe provides a wide-ranging yet concentrated take on the cultural legacy of our photographic history."--Jacket
Lifeboat by John R Stilgoe( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commonplace by Christine Welch( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking the High Line by Joel Sternfeld( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little machinery : a critical facsimile edition by Mary Liddell( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally written in 1926, Little machinery shares the adventures of a machine (robot) who makes all types of things
Hudson River panorama : a passage through time by Tammis Kane Groft( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking the High Line by Joel Sternfeld( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book of Sternfeld's largely unseen early colour photographs. In 1969 Sternfeld began working with a 35 mm camera and Kodachrome film, and First Pictures contains works from this time until 1980. Here Sternfeld develops traits that appear in his mature work: irony, a politicised view of America, concern for the social condition. But there are also pictures that bear little relation to his later work: colour arrangements that parallel those of Eggleston, as well as street photography which Sternfeld ceased making in 1976. The photographs in First Pictures were made at a time when colour photography was struggling to assert itself against the authoritative black and white tradition, making this book a revelation both in Sternfeld's oeuvre and in the history of contemporary photography
 
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Metropolitan corridor : railroads and the American scene
Alternative Names
John R. Stilgoe

John R. Stilgoe Amerikaans fotograaf

Stilgoe, John R.

ジョン・R・スティルゴー

Languages
English (130)

Italian (1)

Covers
Common landscape of America, 1580 to 1845The poetics of spaceOutside lies magic : regaining history and awareness in everyday placesAlongshoreTrain time : railroads and the imminent reshaping of the United States landscapeLandscape and imagesTrees : national championsShallow-water dictionary : a grounding in estuary English