Arcadian America

The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition
Author(s): 
Sachs, Aaron
ISBN: 
9780300176407
Date published: 
January 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£25.00

Perhaps America's best environmental idea was not the national park but the garden cemetery, a use of space that quickly gained popularity in the mid-nineteenth century. The author argues that American cemeteries embody a forgotten landscape tradition that has much to teach us in our current moment of environmental crisis.