In this richly illustrated volume, featuring more than fifty
black-and-white illustrations and a beautiful eight-page color
insert, Barbara Novak describes how for fifty extraordinary years,
American society drew from the idea of Nature its most cherished
ideals. Between 1825 and 1875, all kinds of Americans--artists,
writers, scientists, as well as everyday citizens--believed that
God in Nature could resolve human contradictions, and that nature... more...