The Iconography of Landscape: Essays on the Symbolic Representation, Design and Use of Past Environments / Edition 1by Denis Cosgrove
This book, first published in 1988, draws together fourteen scholars from diverse disciplines to explicate the status of landscape as a cultural image.See more details below
This book, first published in 1988, draws together fourteen scholars from diverse disciplines to explicate the status of landscape as a cultural image.
Table of ContentsPreface; Introduction: iconography and landscape Stephen Daniels and Denis Cosgrove; 1. The geography of Mother Nature Peter Fuller; 2. The evocative symbolism of trees Douglas Davies; 3. The political iconography of woodland in later Georgian England Stephen Daniels; 4. Places and dwellings: Wordsworth, Clare and the anti-picturesque John Lacas; 5. Art and agrarian change, 1710–1815 Hugh Prince; 6. 'Fields of radiance': the scientific and industrial scenes of Joseph Wright David Fraser; 7. The privation of history: Landseer, Victoria and the Highland myth Trevor P. Pringle; 8. The iconography of nationhood in Canadian art Brian S. Osborne; 9. Rhetoric of the western interior: modes of environmental description in American promotional literature of the nineteenth century G. Malcolm Lewis; 10. Symbolism, 'ritualism' and the location of crowds in early nineteenth-century English towns Mark Harrison; 11. Symbol of the Second Empire: cultural politics and the Paris Opera House Penelope Woolf; 12. The sphinx in the north: egyptian influences on landscape, architecture and interior design in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Scotland Eric Grant; 13. The geometry of landscape: practical and speculative arts in sixteenth-century Venetian land territories Denis Cosgrove; 14. Maps, knowledge, and power J. B. Harley; Index.
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