By Baker H. Morrow, V. B. Price, Robert C. Heyder
Anasazi structure and American layout is a trip via Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde with best southwestern archaeologists, historians, architects, panorama architects, artists, and concrete planners as publications. In 16 chapters, the volume's twenty-two essayists determine Anasazi construction and cultural beneficial properties regarding layout and location making plans, cosmography, mythology, and ecology, then expertly stability their observations of earlier architectural and cultural achievements with feedback and proposals for layout practices within the present.Among the participants are Santa Clara Pueblo architectural theorist Rina Swentzell; architects Tony Anella and Stephen Schreiber; historian Richard Ellis; paintings historian J. J. Brody; archaeologists Stephen Lekson, David Stuart, Michael Marshall, John Stein, and Dabney Ford; city planners Theodore Jojola, Judith Suiter, Stephen Dent, Barbara Coleman, and Paul Lusk; and artist Anna Sofaer, founding father of the Solstice venture.
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Moss took Jackson's partywhich included Ernest Ingersoll, a writer for the New York Tribunedirectly to the ruins in Mancos Canyon. Jackson noted that the discovery attracted "considerable attention," causing Hayden to send him back to the area in 1875. In 1875, Jackson used 20 inch by 24 inch glass negatives to photograph Anasazi sites in Colorado, Arizona, and Utah as he traveled to the Hopi villages and back. Publication of his reports for the Hayden survey was significant for focusing attention on the connection between the Anasazi and historic Pueblo people.
These two forcesa sense of inferiority and a sense of superiorityhelped to make the Anasazi heritage of the Southwest important in the American mind. Commerce was a third factor that emerged with the discovery of the ruins on Mesa Verde in the late nineteenth century. Westerners in the nineteenth century were largely developers; they were eager to see their Page 17 communities grow and sought to identify special features that would attract people to their area. The discovery of the "Aztec Ruins" (as they were often called) in Mesa Verde provided the opportunity to develop tourism, which could provide economic growth.
Price With a Foreword by Robert C. Heyder UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO PRESS Albuquerque Page iv © 1997 by the University of New Mexico Press All rights reserved. Second paperbound printing, 1998 Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data applied for. Anasazi Architecture and American Design grew out of the Mesa Verde symposium on the Anasazi built environment, an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas involving historians, architects, archaeologists, urban planners and critics, and landscape architects held at Mesa Verde National Park 17-19 May 1991.