Landprints: Reflections on Place and Landscape

Landprints: Reflections on Place and Landscape

by George Seddon
     
 

ISBN-10: 052165999X

ISBN-13: 9780521659994

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a series of essays about the ways in which landscape is constructed, managed and designed. The essays attempt a synthesis that ranges from the physical and biophysical through land use to perception and cultural and linguistic analysis. The landscapes of Australia are challenging in that its culture, essentially European in origin, is both immensely

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This is a series of essays about the ways in which landscape is constructed, managed and designed. The essays attempt a synthesis that ranges from the physical and biophysical through land use to perception and cultural and linguistic analysis. The landscapes of Australia are challenging in that its culture, essentially European in origin, is both immensely enriching yet, because generated in an environment vastly different from that of Australia, disabling. This requires a dual allegiance and competing loyalties and demands, often difficult to resolve.

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ISBN-13:
9780521659994
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Prelude; Fugue for six voices; Part I. Talking: The Language of Landscape: 1. The nature of nature; 2. Words and weeds; 3. Journeys through a landscape; 4. On the road to Botany Bay; 5. A Snowy River reader; Part II. Perceiving: The Eyes and the Mind: 6. The evolution of perceptual attitudes; 7. Eurocentrism and Australian science, some examples; 8. Figures in the landscape; 9. Dreaming up a rainforest; 10. Home thoughts from abroad; Part III. Locating: The Sense of Place: 11. Sense of place; 12. The genius loci and the Australian landscape; 13. Cuddlepie and other surrogates; 14. Jet-set and parish pump; 15. Placing the debate; Part IV. Making: Creating Gardens and the Evolution of Styles: 16. The suburban garden in Australia; 17. The Australian backyard; 18. Gardening across Australia; 19. The garden as paradise; Part V. Analysing: Ideologies and Attitudes: 20. The rhetoric and ethics of the environmental protest movement; 21. The perfectibility of Nature; Part VI. Sharing and Caring: Ecological Frameworks: 22. Biological pollution; 23. The lie of the land; 24. Eating the future; 25. Felling the 'Groves of Life'; Coda: learning to be at home: 'and then came Venice'.

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