In Real Places, Grady Clay presents the American landscape in a completely fresh and untypical way. Rather than look at locations, he studies constructed, imaginative sites. Clay explores the fascination of qFall Color Country, q or qLover's Lane.q What draws people to these qgenericq landscapes and keeps them coming back literally and figuratively time and time again? Real Places catalogs and describes a unique cross-section of America, emphasizing the beauty and intrigue of these hidden gems. Heavily illustrated with maps and photographs depicting the everyday as well as the bizarre, Clay's entertaining Baedeker allows us to see in a new way what has always been qright before our eyes.q qThis book provides a language for the architecture of everyday life.qaRoss Miller, Chicago Tribune qSpirited observations and capsule histories.qaSuzanne Stephens, New York Times Book Review qCompelling. . . . Included here are many nuggets of insight and illumination.qaBrad Knickerbocker, Christian Science Monitor qAn amusing and touching book about the reality we Americans have captured in our language.qaBoston Sunday GlobeSticking to THE FURROW converted random planters to organized croppers, the predecessor of todaya#39;s corporate farmer. ... and behind the heavy horse-drawn plows of Amish and Mennonite fanners who, as they scorn powered machines, anbsp;...
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