Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
J.B. Jackson is renowned for his exhaustive studies of man-made landscapes in America. This documentary profiles Jackson, the man and artist. It then listens as he shares his insights on the changing face of America, as reflected through structures. Jackson considers the relative merits of forms and figures ephemeral and permanent. Both the orderly village green of a small New England town and the exuberant ramble of a camp town of trailers catch his artistic eye. America's landscape, filled with airports, malls, hamburger joints, and community centers, tells Jackson how America sees itself and where it is going.
engineering, landscaping, designer, mall, suburbs, landmark, trailer-park