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The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies

Edited by: Peter Howard , Ian Thompson , Emma Waterton

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  February  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415684606
eBook ISBN: 9780203096925
Adobe ISBN: 9781136220609

10.4324/9780203096925
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Landscape is a vital, synergistic concept which opens up ways of thinking about many of the problems which beset our contemporary world, such as climate change, social alienation, environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity and destruction of heritage. As a concept, landscape does not respect disciplinary boundaries. Indeed, many academic disciplines have found the concept so important, it has been used as a qualifier that delineates whole sub-disciplines: landscape ecology, landscape planning, landscape archaeology, and so forth. In other cases, landscape studies progress under a broader banner, such as heritage studies or cultural geography. Yet it does not always mean the same thing in all of these contexts. The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies offers the first comprehensive attempt to explore research directions into the many uses and meanings of ‘landscape’.

The Companion contains thirty-nine original contributions from leading scholars within the field, which have been divided into four parts: Experiencing Landscape; Landscape Culture and Heritage; Landscape, Society and Justice; and Design and Planning for Landscape. Topics covered range from phenomenological approaches to landscape, to the consideration of landscape as a repository of human culture; from ideas of identity and belonging, to issues of power and hegemony; and from discussions of participatory planning and design to the call for new imaginaries in a time of global and environmental crisis. Each contribution explores the future development of different conceptual and theoretical approaches, as well as recent empirical contributions to knowledge and understanding. Collectively, they encourage dialogue across disciplinary barriers and reflection upon the implications of research findings for local, national and international policy in relation to landscape. 

This Companion provides up-to-date critical reviews of state of the art perspectives across this multifaceted field, embracing disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, cultural studies, geography, landscape planning, landscape architecture, countryside management, forestry, heritage studies, ecology, and fine art. It serves as an invaluable point of reference for scholars, researchers and graduate students alike, engaging in the field of landscape studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  A brief history of landscape research Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Landscape perception and environmental psychology Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Perceptual lenses Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Landscape and phenomenology Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Landscape and non-representational theories Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The anthropology of postenvironmental landscapes Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Landscape and a sense of place Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Semiotics of landscape Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Aesthetic appreciation of landscape Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Landscape, performance and performativity Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Landscape archaeology Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Historic landscapes Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Emerging landscapes of heritage Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Valuing the whole historic landscape Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Constructing spaces, representing places Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Picturing landscape Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Art imagination and environment Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The field and the frame Download PDF
Chapter  19:  New directions in the literary representation of landscape Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Landscape, music and the cartography of sound Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Landscape and social justice Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The law of landscape and the landscape of law Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Navigating the global, the regional and the local Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Landscape and identity Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Landscape studies and tourism research Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Urban nature as a resource for public health Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Researching the economics of landscape Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Landscape and memory Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Landscape and participation Download PDF
Chapter  30:  An ontology of landscape design Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Landscape planning Download PDF
Chapter  32:  (Re)creating wilderness Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Landscape and ecology Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Post-industrial landscapes Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Visualizing landscapes Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Peri-urban landscapes Download PDF
Chapter  37:  On landscape urbanism Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Landscape and environmental ethics Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Landscape and climate change Download PDF
Fitting into country Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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