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Introduction: Naturalizing Rhetoric
Thomas Patin1. Being Here, Looking There: Mediating Vistas in the National Parks
of the Contemporary American West
Robert M. Bednar2. Remembering Zion: Architectural Encounters in a National Park
Gregory Clark3. Roadside Wilderness: U.S. National Park Design in the 1950s and 1960s
Peter Peters4. Critical Vehicles Crash the Scene: Spectacular Nature and Popular Spectacle at the
Grand Canyon
Mark Neumann5. How German Is the American West? The Legacy of Caspar David Friedrich's
Visual Poetics in American Landscape Painting
Sabine Wilke6. Yellowstone National Park in Metaphor: Place and Actor Representations
in Visitor Publications
David A. Tschida7. Image/Text/Geography: Yellowstone and the Spatial Rhetoric of Landscape
Gareth John8. Can Patriotism Be Carved in Stone? A Critical Analysis of Mount Rushmore's
Orientation Films
Teresa Bergman9. Thinking like a Mountain: Mount Rushmore's Gaze
William Chaloupka10. George Catlin's Wilderness Utopia
Albert Boime11. Memorials and Mourning: Recovering Native Resistance in and to the Monuments
of the Nation
Stephen Germic12. America's Best Idea: Environmental Public Memory and the Rhetoric of
Conservation Civics
Cindy Spurlock13. America in Ruins: Parks, Poetics, and Politics
Thomas Patin
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About the Author

Thomas Patin is professor of art history and director of the School of Art at Northern Arizona University.

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