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Big Sur: Utopia, U.S.A.?

Shelley Alden Brooks

in Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294417
eISBN:
9780520967540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294417.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The West that emerged in the postwar era—a rapidly growing, suburban, industrialized, consumer-oriented region—shaped American culture, and this culture became the foil against which Henry Miller and ... More


Open Space at Continent’s End

Shelley Alden Brooks

in Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294417
eISBN:
9780520967540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294417.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 4 revolves around the pivotal year of 1962, when Monterey County planners and Big Sur residents crafted a pioneering open-space master plan that foreshadowed the state’s commitment to coastal ... More


The Influence of the Counterculture, Community, and State

Shelley Alden Brooks

in Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294417
eISBN:
9780520967540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294417.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the counter-culture era of the 1960s and early 1970s, Big Sur became a magnet for hippies, back-to-the-land activists, and New Age visitors exploring the mind-expanding retreats at the Esalen ... More


The Battle for Big Sur; or, Debating the National Environmental Ethic

Shelley Alden Brooks

in Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294417
eISBN:
9780520967540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294417.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the end of the 1970s, Carmel resident Ansel Adams turned his considerable influence toward securing federal protection for the Big Sur coastline. Adams endeavored to secure the designation of a ... More


Defining the Value of California’s Coastline

Shelley Alden Brooks

in Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294417
eISBN:
9780520967540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294417.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 7 argues that in the 1980s, as California dealt with the financial impact of Proposition 13, and the federal government called for reduced-cost preservation as a growing number of Americans ... More


Introduction

Shelley Alden Brooks

in Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294417
eISBN:
9780520967540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294417.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For seventy miles along California’s central coast stretches an exceptional landscape known as Big Sur. Looming mountains, precipitous cliffs, deep canyons, towering redwoods, abundant wildlife, and ... More


Nature’s Highway

Shelley Alden Brooks

in Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294417
eISBN:
9780520967540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294417.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 examines the transformative effect of the opening of Highway 1 in 1937. This chapter argues that planning foresight positioned Big Sur to become one of the state’s best-preserved ... More


Jeffers’s Country

Shelley Alden Brooks

in Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294417
eISBN:
9780520967540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294417.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 opens with poet Robinson Jeffers’s introduction to the Big Sur landscape in 1914. Big Sur's rugged setting had long served as an obstacle to settlement or exploration, so that in the early ... More


Epilogue: Millionaires and Beaches: The Sociopolitical Economics of California Coastal Preservation in the Twenty-First Century

Shelley Alden Brooks

in Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294417
eISBN:
9780520967540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294417.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Big Sur is compelling not only for its exceptional beauty but also for what it reveals about Californians’ relationship to their coastline. Today, California’s coast reflects residents’ dual desire ... More


Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape

Shelley Alden Brooks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294417
eISBN:
9780520967540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294417.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Big Sur embodies much of what has defined California since the mid-twentieth century. A remote, inaccessible, and undeveloped pastoral landscape until 1937, Big Sur quickly became a cultural symbol ... More


Configuring the California Sublime

in Robinson Jeffers and the American Sublime

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775632
eISBN:
9780804781022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775632.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Jeffers' devotion to constructing a California sublime, and to working out its wider implications for human experience. Jeffers' revaluation of the Kantian sublime was heavily ... More


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