Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape

Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape

by Denis E. Cosgrove

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Overview

Hailed as a landmark in its field since its first publication in 1984, Denis E. Cosgrove’s Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape has been influential well beyond geography. It has continued to spark lively debate among historians, geographers, art historians, social theorists, landscape architects, and others interested in the social and cultural politics of landscape.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299155148
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 04/15/1998
Series: Originally Croom Helm Historical Geogra
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Denis Cosgrove is Professor of Human Geography at the University of London, Royal Holloway, and  has been a visiting professor at the University of Toronto and the University of Texas at Austin.  His books include The Palladian Landscape, The Iconography of Landscape, Engineering the Landscape, and Durability and Change: The Science, Responsibility, and Cost of Sustaining Cultural Heritage.

Table of Contents

Plates
vii(2)
Figures
ix(2)
Introductory Essay for the Paperback Edition xi(26)
Acknowledgments xxxvii
Introduction 1(12)
1 The Idea of Landscape
13(26)
2 Landscape and Social Formation: Theoretical Considerations
39(30)
3 Landscape in Renaissance Italy: City, Country and Social Formation
69(33)
4 Venice, the Veneto and Sixteenth-century Landscape
102(40)
5 Seasons and Eclogues: Foundations of English and American Landscape
142(19)
6 America as Landscape
161(28)
7 England: Prospects, Palladianism and Paternal Landscapes
189(34)
8 Sublime Nature: Landscape and Industrial Capitalism
223(31)
9 The Landscape Idea and the Modern World
254(18)
References 272(12)
Index 284

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