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The Place of Landscape: Concepts, Contexts, Studies

Jeff Malpas


This volume explores the conceptual “topography” of landscape: it examines the character of landscape as itself a mode of place as well as the modes of place that appear in relation to landscape. Chapters explore the concept of landscape, including its supposed relation to the spectatorial, its character as time-space, its relation to indigenous notions of “country,” and its liminality. They examine landscape as it appears within a variety of contexts, from geography through photography and garden history to theology; and more specific studies look at the forms of landscape in medieval landsca ... More

Keywords: landscape, place, topography, time-space, country, photography, garden history, medieval landscape painting, national identity, television

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262015523
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015523.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeff Malpas, editor

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Front Matter


Jeff Malpas

I Concepts of Landscape

II Contexts for Landscape

III Studies in Landscape