Geography and Vision: Imagination, Landscape, Mapping

Geography and Vision: Imagination, Landscape, Mapping

by Denis Cosgrove
     
 

ISBN-10: 1850438471

ISBN-13: 9781850438472

Pub. Date: 06/10/2008

Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited

Geography and Vision is a series of personal reflections by leading cultural geographer, Denis Cosgrove, on the complex connections between seeing, imagining and representing the world geographically. Ranging historically from the sixteenth century to the present day, the essays include reflections upon discovery and the role of imagination in giving it

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Geography and Vision is a series of personal reflections by leading cultural geographer, Denis Cosgrove, on the complex connections between seeing, imagining and representing the world geographically. Ranging historically from the sixteenth century to the present day, the essays include reflections upon discovery and the role of imagination in giving it meaning; colonisation and sixteenth century gardening; the shaping of American landscapes; wilderness, imperial mappings and masculinity; urban cartography and utopian visions; conceptions of the Pacific; the cartography of John Ruskin; and the imaginative grip of the Equator. Extensively illustrated, this engaging work reveals the richness and complexity of the geographical imagination as expressed over the past five centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850438472
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
06/10/2008
Series:
International Library of Human Geography Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Introduction Landscape, map and vision 1

I Geographic and cosmological visions 13

1 Geography and vision 15

2 Extra-terrestrial geography 34

II Landscape visions: Europe 49

3 Gardening the Renaissance world 51

4 Mapping Arcadia 68

III Landscape visions: America 85

5 Measures of America 87

6 Wilderness, habitable earth and the nation 104

IV John Ruskin: vision, landscape and mapping 119

7 The morphological eye 121

8 Ruskin's European visions 135

V Cartographic visions 153

9 Moving maps 155

10 Carto-city 169

VI Metageographic visions 183

11 Seeing the Pacific 185

12 Seeing the Equator 203

Notes 219

Index 249

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