*Visual and Environmental Studies 166. North American Seacoasts and Landscapes, Discovery to Present: Seminar

Selected topics in the history of the North American coastal zone, including the seashore as wilderness, as industrial site, as area of recreation, and as artistic subject; the shape of coastal landscape for conflicting uses over time; and the perception of the seashore as marginal zone in literature, photography, film, television, and advertising.

Note: Offered jointly with the Graduate School of Design as 4304. Interested students must attend first meeting of class during shopping week to speak with the instructor about course enrollment procedure. Likely to be offered in Fall 2020. 


John Stilgoe



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Visual and Environmental Studies
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