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Place of Landscape, The : Concepts, Contexts, Studies

Edited by Jeff Malpas , Contributions by Wesley Kort , Contributions by John Bradley , Contributions by Theodore R. Schatzki , Contributions by Edward S Casey , Contributions by J. Nicholas Entrikin , Contributions by Bernard Debarbieux , Contributions by Andrew Benjamin , Contributions by Isis Brook , Contributions by Philip Sheldrake

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Interdisciplinary perspectives on landscape, from the philosophical to the geographical, with an emphasis on the overarching concept of place.

This volume explores the conceptual topography of landscape: It examines the character of landscape as itself a mode of place as well as the modes of place that appear in relation to landscape. Leading scholars from a range of disciplines explore the concept of landscape, including its supposed relation to the spectatorial, its character as time-space, its relation to indigenous notions of country, and its liminality. They examine landscape as it appears within a variety of contexts, from geography through photography and garden history to theology; and more specific studies look at the forms of landscape in medieval landscape painting, film and television, and in relation to national identity. The essays demonstrate that the study of landscape cannot be restricted to any one genre, cannot be taken as the exclusive province of any one discipline, and cannot be exhausted by any single form of analysis. What the place of landscape now evokes is itself a wide-ranging terrain encompassing issues concerning the nature of place, of human being in place, and of the structures that shape such being and are shaped by it.

(Pencil annotations by prev. owner – Professor of Architecture.) #0921

 

 

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AuthorEdited by Jeff Malpas , Contributions by Wesley Kort , Contributions by John Bradley , Contributions by Theodore R. Schatzki , Contributions by Edward S Casey , Contributions by J. Nicholas Entrikin , Contributions by Bernard Debarbieux , Contributions by Andrew Benjamin , Contributions by Isis Brook , Contributions by Philip Sheldrake
Number of pagespp. 384 , 17 figures; 17 Illustrations
PublisherMIT Press
Year Published2011
Binding Type

Hardcover in Dustjacket

Book Condition

Near Fine