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October 1998, Vol. 88 (4), pp. 465-473
J. B. JACKSON AS A CRITIC OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE
HELEN LEFKOWITZ HOROWITZ
Understanding what the American landscape meant to J. B. Jackson requires an exploration
of his background, education, and antagonism to the International Style. No full critique
of modernism appears in Jackson' mature published work. However, knowledge that the first
issues of Landscape magazine in 1951 were the work of a single author leads to
discovery of Jackson's pseudonyms, especially H.G. West, P.G. Anson, G.A. Feather, and A.W.
Conway. This article examines Jackson's pseudonymous writings and links them to his
well-known essays on the landscape: "The Westward Moving House," "Other-Directed Houses,"
and "Southeast to Turkey."
Keywords: architecture, J. B. Jackson, landscape, modernism
DR. HOROWITZ is a professor of American Studies at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts 01063.