The Meanings of Landscape: Essays on Place, Space, Environment and Justice

1st Edition

Kenneth R. Olwig

Routledge
March 4, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 288 Pages - 30 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138483934 - CAT# K349162

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Summary

Including a Foreword by Tim Ingold and compiling eighteen authoritative essays spanning an extensive academic career, author Kenneth R. Olwig presents explorations in landscape architecture from an environmental humanities perspective. With influences from land art, literature, theatre staging and garden design, landscape has come to be viewed as a form of spatial scenery, but this reading captures only a narrow representation of landscape meaning today.

This book positions landscape as an international concept shaped through the centuries, evolving from place to place to provide nuanced interpretations of landscape meaning. The essays are woven together to gather an international approach to understanding the past and present importance of landscape as place and polity, as designed space, as nature and as an influential factor in the shaping of ideas in a just social and physical environment.

Aimed at students, scholars and researchers in landscape and beyond, this illustrated volume traces the idea of landscape from ancient theatre through to the present day.

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