Seasonal Landscapes / Edition 1

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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. Written for: Landscape researchers, landscape planners, landscape architects, social anthropologists, and ethnographers, cultural, social, economic geographers, tourism officials, developers, graduate and postgraduate students

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402049828
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Series: Landscape Series, #7
  • Edition description: 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 257
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword$dthe Series editors     v
Contributors     ix
Preface     xi
Seasonality and Landscapes   Hannes Palang   Anu Printsmann   Helen Soovali     1
Seasonality and Landscape in Northern Europe: An Introductory Exploration   Michael Jones     17
Seasonality in Brazil: Rain, Mud and Drought   Paul Claval   Ines Aguiar de Freitas     61
Seasonality in European Mountain Areas: A Study in Human Ecology   Robert A. Dodgshon   E. Gunilla A. Olsson     85
Seasonality of Agricultural Landscapes: Reading Time and Place by Colours and Shapes   Derk Jan Stobbelaar   Karina Hendriks     103
Island Lifestyles in the Aegean Islands, Greece: Heaven in Summer, Hell in Winter?   Thanasis Kizos     127
Seasonality of Second-Home Use in Denmark   Gunther Trees     151
Landscape, Seasonality, and Tourism: A Survey with Examples from Central Europe   Oliver Bender   Kim Philip Schumacher   David Stein     181
From Experiential to Chronometric Seasonality - The Establishment of Seasons as a National Symbol in Modern Japan   Kati Lindstrom     215
Seasonality, Rhythms and Post-Postmodern Everyday Urban Landscapes   Jussi S.Jauhainen     231
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