Seasonal Landscapes / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer Netherlands
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.
Table of ContentsForeword$dthe Series editors v
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