By Julia Daniel
In Building Natures, Julia Daniel establishes the
impact of panorama structure, urban making plans, and parks administration on American poetry to
exhibit how modernists engaged with the fairway worlds and social playgrounds created by way of those new
professions within the early 20th century. the trendy poets who catch those parks in verse
discover the classy ideas and infrequently failed democratic beliefs embedded in the
designers’ verdant architectures. The poetry of Carl Sandburg, Wallace Stevens, William
Carlos Williams, and Marianne Moore foregrounds the artistry in the back of our such a lot iconic green
areas. while, it demonstrates how parks framed, instead of ameliorated, civic
anxieties approximately an more and more varied inhabitants dwelling and dealing in dense, bad urban
Through a mixture of ecocriticism, city reviews, and historical
geography, Building Natures unveils the missed city context for seemingly
traditional landscapes in numerous modernist poems, equivalent to Moore’s "An Octopus" and
Stevens’s Notes towards a ultimate Fiction, whereas contributing to the dismantling of the
organic-mechanic divide in modernist stories and ecocriticism.
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Building Natures: Modern American Poetry, Landscape Architecture, and City Planning (Under the Sign of Nature) by Julia Daniel