What Is Landscape?

What Is Landscape?

by John R. Stilgoe

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ISBN-13: 9780262535281
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 04/20/2018
Series: The MIT Press
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 828,580
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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Michael Van Valkenburgh

With the energy and wisdom of a lifelong landscape traveler, Stilgoe leads us toward the deepest recesses of language and the most primal human labors, through it all urging us to pay more attention and to take more walks of our own. A remarkable and entirely original book.

Timothy Davis

This slim but densely packed volume affords innumerable insights into the relationships between language, landscape, history, and human perception. Weaving together long-lost lore, etymological esoterica, and astute observations on ongoing developments, Stilgoe challenges common assumptions and imbues overlooked environments with unheralded significance.

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This slim but densely packed volume affords innumerable insights into the relationships between language, landscape, history, and human perception. Weaving together long-lost lore, etymological esoterica, and astute observations on ongoing developments, Stilgoe challenges common assumptions and imbues overlooked environments with unheralded significance.

Timothy Davis , National Park Service landscape historianJohn Stilgoe approaches the question 'What is landscape?' with a deep appreciation for the ways the environment is naturally endowed and a keen understanding of how it is culturally shaped. By exposing the historical roots of words we use to describe our world, he reveals our place in it.

Allan W. Shearer , Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, The University of Texas at Austin School of ArchitectureWith the energy and wisdom of a lifelong landscape traveler, Stilgoe leads us toward the deepest recesses of language and the most primal human labors, through it all urging us to pay more attention and to take more walks of our own. A remarkable and entirely original book.

Michael Van Valkenburgh , Charles Eliot Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of DesignStilgoe answers the question 'What is landscape?' with a remarkable work of art, one of his finest. Reading these pages is like taking a walk through time and place with an unparalleled guide. Wandering through the history of words, Stilgoe's unique itinerary exposes layers of meaning and significance in the most unexpected ways and places. This is another classic which picks up where Shallow Water Dictionary leaves off. Take this walk.

Teri Rueb , Professor of Media Study, University at Buffalo

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Stilgoe answers the question 'What is landscape?' with a remarkable work of art, one of his finest. Reading these pages is like taking a walk through time and place with an unparalleled guide. Wandering through the history of words, Stilgoe's unique itinerary exposes layers of meaning and significance in the most unexpected ways and places. This is another classic which picks up where Shallow Water Dictionary leaves off. Take this walk.

Teri Rueb, Professor of Media Study, University at Buffalo

Teri Rueb

Stilgoe answers the question 'What is landscape?' with a remarkable work of art, one of his finest. Reading these pages is like taking a walk through time and place with an unparalleled guide. Wandering through the history of words, Stilgoe's unique itinerary exposes layers of meaning and significance in the most unexpected ways and places. This is another classic which picks up where Shallow Water Dictionary leaves off. Take this walk.

Allan W. Shearer

John Stilgoe approaches the question 'What is landscape?' with a deep appreciation for the ways the environment is naturally endowed and a keen understanding of how it is culturally shaped. By exposing the historical roots of words we use to describe our world, he reveals our place in it.

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