Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition

Author(s): 
Sachs, Aaron
ISBN: 
9780300205886
Date published: 
April 2014
Paperback
Price: 
£16.99

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. In this title, the author argues that American cemeteries embody a forgotten landscape tradition that has much to teach us in our current moment of environmental crisis.