Landscapes Of Exploration

Author: Liz Wells
ISBN: 9781841023014
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A forbidding environment where the temperature rarely rises above freezing, yet one which for scientists offers a wealth of geological and glacial data including indicators of climate change. What perspectives can art offer on this terra incognita?Ten visual artists, one musician and three writers visited the Antarctic between 2.

Writing Worlds Reading Landscapes

Author: Stefan Ekman
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The Cultivated Landscape

Author: Craig Pearson
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773574905
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By the late twentieth century, idyllic depictions of eighteenth-century manorial landscapes had become artistic expressions of dislocation. Western agricultural paradigms had shifted, as had the relationship between art and agriculture. "The Cultivated Landscape" uses over seventy illustrations to look at the development of Western agriculture from feudal times to the present. Craig Pearson and Judith Nasby discuss the evolution of how we think about agriculture, its use of the land and impact on landscape, and how landscape has been portrayed historically in art. They also offer a wider discussion on the role that science and economics have played in agricultural development and the parallels to changes in art form. "The Cultivated Landscape" ends with a discussion of the complex issues facing agriculture today, the need for greater connectivity between agriculture and our environment, and options for the future.

The Archaeology Of Urban Landscapes

Author: Alan Mayne
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521779753
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A 2001 investigation of the historical archaeology of urban slums, including eleven case studies.

Peter Handke S Landscapes Of Discourse

Author: Christoph Parry
Editor: Ariadne Press (CA)
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Christoph Parry is now Professor of German Literature at the University of Vaasa in Finland.

The Noise Landscape

Author: Benedikt Boucsein
ISBN: 9789462083554
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"The expansive areas around large airports, affected by noise, infrastructure, and transient forms of architecture, have until now not been researched as a phenomenon. But these noise landscapes are emerging worldwide, often surpassing the neighbouring city in size, and sometimes rivalling it in economic importance. On the basis of eight European case studies (Amsterdam, Zurich, London-Heathrow, Frankfurt, Munich, Madrid and the two Paris airports) this book provides the first account of how these landscapes emerged as the result of technical determinations, what is taking place in them, and how they can be interpreted."--Back cover.

The Road To Botany Bay

Author: Paul Carter
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 081666997X
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Landscapes Of Anglo America During Exploration And Early Settlement

Author: Peter A. Fritzell
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Landscapes Of Fear

Author: Yi-Fu Tuan
Editor: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307819027
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To be human is to experience fear, but what is it exactly that makes us fearful? Here is one geographer’s striking exploration of our landscapes of fear as they change throughout our lives and have changed throughout history. Yi-fu Tuan investigates landscapes of the natural environment which are threatening, and landscapes filled with the dark imageries of the mind; fears of drought, flood, famine, and disease, shared by all members of a community, and fears of the particular ghosts which haunt the individual imagination. In this lucidly-written, ground-breaking survey, Professor Tuan delves into many cultures and reaches back into our prehistory to discover what is universal and what is particular in our inheritance of fear. Starting with fear in animals, he raises and explores a variety of questions: What is specifically human about fear? Is there or has there ever been a “fearless” society? Professor Tuan examines the most specific forms fear takes in the mind of the child, among hunters and agriculturists, inside the walls of a medieval Chinese city, among Navaho Indians and American immigrants. He explores the ways in which authorities create landscapes of terror to instill fear in their own populations; and he probes that most basic of all contradictions between the need for human security and the fear of human nature. Professor Tuan particularly emphasizes how, in coping with fears of enemies, strangers, the insane, wolves, wind, witches, mountains, dragons, rain, or the terror that the universe itself might crumble, humans respond adventurously by creating “shelters,” ranging from fairy tales to cosmological myths. We watch as human beings continually draw and redraw their “circles of safety,” never feeling entirely at peace within them.

Cinema And Landscape

Author: Graeme Harper
Editor: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841503096
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Cinema and Landscape frames up contemporary film landscapes across the world, in a concentrated examination and interrogation of screen aesthetics and national ideology, film form and cultural geography, cinematic representation and the human environment.


Author: Craig A. Nightingale
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Our perceptions of landscapes are a result of our shared system of beliefs and ideologies. The meaning we gather and project back onto the land lies in contention to that which we have been taught. In this way, landscape is a cultural construct, a mirror of memories and myths encoded with meanings, which can be read and interpreted. As a result, each culture and sub-culture has different perceptions of landscape. Our interactions with the land. scape, the constructs and even our movement through it, provides us a sense of rootedness. This notion relies upon what Heidegger termed "the special character" within the "grounding of locality" that provides occupants with an orientation in the physical realm: Rooted-ness implies a temporal aspect; it is more about engaging the perceptual qualities over a long period of time and recurs indefinitely. Body and landscape are complementary terms, for each gives an implication of the other and the relationships that occur between them indefinitely. As a culture, we have become more removed over time from the landscape; however, landscapes reflect the everyday way of life, the ideologies that compel the creation of places and allow for the unfolding of the sequences of life. The landscape as place, tells the story of a group of people as events through time that are charted, offering a sense of continuity and rootedness and providing a context to understand cultural heritage. While Critical Regionalist Theory and practice work to define a design process in which the particularities of a region can be utilized to inform works of architecture that remain in tune with the environments in which they exist, Phenomenological Theory provides a process in which individuals can think about how a design process and the particularities of place relate to one another through complex understandings, meanings, and aspirations. More specifically, Hermeneutic Phenomenology provides a way in which to think about how individuals relate to the lived world around them, through evolving interpretation. James Corner proposes a hermeneutic approach to landscape architecture theory to overcome the lack of meaning in our repetitive world. Hermeneutics is a practice borrowed from the social sciences, of understanding the world through a historical interpretation of texts. Corner proposes that instead of trying to understand landscapes as self-evident objects, their complexity requires interpretation. Through drawing, writing and constructing, we can read and interpret landscapes like texts, uncovering infinite new potentials within the binaries.

Seasonal Landscapes

Author: Hannes Palang
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402049900
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Seasonality is so obvious that we very often forget about it when doing landscape research. Seasonality is the interface where humans and nature really interact. Seasonality is expressed both in the natural rhythms of the landscape as well as in human lifestyles. Seasonality creates varying patterns of use and appears in spatial practices, paintings, human behaviour. Also, seasonality itself changes together with societal changes – in agricultural societies, summer used to be the working season and winter the resting one; now we are more and more used to summer holidays. Landscapes are seasonal both in terms of time and space, the boundaries between seasons are celebrated – do different seasonalities influence also our mindsets? In most cases we talk about (and paint and study) summer landscapes, but there are more than that. There are times with less light, less leaves on the trees to influence visibility, times when moist or snow make places inaccessible. Should seasonality be taken into account in planning, and if yes, then how? This book studies seasonal landscape in Scandinavia and Brazil, on the Aegean islands and in European mountains, in agriculture tourism, in cities and in the countryside.

Exploring North American Landscapes

Author: Marc Muench
Editor: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781933952536
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Presents details on the author's philosophy about photography, methods used in creating images, and information on the technical aspects of landscape photography.

Geometrical Landscapes

Author: Amir R. Alexander
Editor: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804732604
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This challenging book argues that a new way of speaking of mathematics and describing it emerged at the end of the 16th century. Leading mathematicians began referring to their field in terms drawn from the exploration accounts of Columbus and Magellan. Many of those who promoted the vision of mathematics as heroic exploration also played central roles in developing the most important mathematical innovation of the period?the infinitesimal methods, which the author shows was no coincidence.

Exploration Of A Drowned Landscape

Author: Charles Thomas
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Land Matters

Author: Liz Wells
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 085772035X
File Size: 72,44 MB
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In this major work on landscape photography, extensively illustrated in colour and black & white, Liz Wells is concerned with the ways in which photographers engage with issues about land, its representation and idealisation. She demonstrates how the visual interpretation of land as landscape reflects and reinforces contemporary political, social and environmental attitudes. She also asks what is at stake in landscape photography now through placing critical appraisal of key examples of work by photographers working in, for example, the USA, in Europe, Scandinavia and Baltic areas, within broader art historical and political concerns. This illuminating book will interest readers in photography and media, geography, art history and travel, as well as those concerned with environmental issues.

Landscape And Social Practice

Author: Leigh Andrea Symonds
Editor: British Archaeological Reports Limited
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The reconstruction of ancient landscapes is not just about physical entities, but also about conceptual ones. Based on her PhD dissertation, Symonds examines how material culture can be used to reflect on landscape and social practice, taking pottery production in 10th-century Lincolnshire as her case study. Taking a combined theoretical, geographical, historical, typological, GIS and statistical approach, she looks at the ways in which material culture structured social life and explores how daily practices, memory, perceptions of places, territory and movement can bring a better understanding of how landscapes were formed, used and perceived.

Landscapes Of Power

Author: Sharon Zukin
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520913899
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The momentous changes which are transforming American life call for a new exploration of the economic and cultural landscape. In this book Sharon Zukin links our ever-expanding need to consume with two fundamental shifts: places of production have given way to spaces for services and paperwork, and the competitive edge has moved from industrial to cultural capital. From the steel mills of the Rust Belt, to the sterile malls of suburbia, to the gentrified urban centers of our largest cities, the "creative destruction" of our economy--a process by which a way of life is both lost and gained--results in a dramatically different landscape of economic power. Sharon Zukin probes the depth and diversity of this restructuring in a series of portraits of changed or changing American places. Beginning at River Rouge, Henry Ford's industrial complex in Dearborn, Michigan, and ending at Disney World, Zukin demonstrates how powerful interests shape the spaces we inhabit. Among the landscapes she examines are steeltowns in West Virginia and Michigan, affluent corporate suburbs in Westchester County, gentrified areas of lower Manhattan, and theme parks in Florida and California. In each of these case studies, new strategies of investment and employment are filtered through existing institutions, experience in both production and consumption, and represented in material products, aesthetic forms, and new perceptions of space and time. The current transformation differs from those of the past in that individuals and institutions now have far greater power to alter the course of change, making the creative destruction of landscape the most important cultural product of our time. Zukin's eclectic inquiry into the parameters of social action and the emergence of new cultural forms defines the interdisciplinary frontier where sociology, geography, economics, and urban and cultural studies meet.

Last Landscapes

Author: Ken Worpole
Editor: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861891617
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Tracing the history and design of burial places throughout Europe and the USA, Last Landscapes is an exploration of the cult and celebration of death, loss and memory.

The Archaeology Of Europe S Drowned Landscapes

Author: Geoff Bailey
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030373673
File Size: 60,70 MB
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This open access volume provides for the first time a comprehensive description and scientific evaluation of underwater archaeological finds referring to human occupation of the continental shelf around the coastlines of Europe and the Mediterranean when sea levels were lower than present. These are the largest body of underwater finds worldwide, amounting to over 2500 find spots, ranging from individual stone tools to underwater villages with unique conditions of preservation. The material reviewed here ranges in date from the Lower Palaeolithic period to the Bronze Age and covers 20 countries bordering all the major marine basins from the Atlantic coasts of Ireland and Norway to the Black Sea, and from the western Baltic to the eastern Mediterranean. The finds from each country are presented in their archaeological context, with information on the history of discovery, conditions of preservation and visibility, their relationship to regional changes in sea-level and coastal geomorphology, and the institutional arrangements for their investigation and protection. Editorial introductions summarise the findings from each of the major marine basins. There is also a final section with extensive discussion of the historical background and the legal and regulatory frameworks that inform the management of the underwater cultural heritage and collaboration between offshore industries, archaeologists and government agencies. The volume is based on the work of COST Action TD0902 SPLASHCOS, a multi-disciplinary and multi-national research network supported by the EU-funded COST organisation (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). The primary readership is research and professional archaeologists, marine and Quaternary scientists, cultural-heritage managers, commercial and governmental organisations, policy makers, and all those with an interest in the sea floor of the continental shelf and the human impact of changes in climate, sea-level and coastal geomorphology.