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The materiality of stone : explorations in landscape phenomenology: 1

Author: Christopher Y Tilley; Wayne Bennett
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Materiality of Stone, Christopher Tilley presents a radically new way of analyzing the significance of both 'cultural' and 'natural' stone in prehistoric European landscapes. Tilley's groundbreaking approach is to interpret human experience in a multidimensional and sensuous human way, rather than through an abstract analytical gaze. The studies range widely from the menhirs of prehistoric Brittany to Maltese  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tilley, Christopher Y.
Materiality of stone.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2004
(DLC) 2004006645
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Y Tilley; Wayne Bennett
ISBN: 9781859738924 1859738923 9781859738979 1859738974 1280339519 9781280339516
OCLC Number: 560175073
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 244 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: From body to place to landscape : a phenomenological perspective --
Sprouting rhizomes and giant axes : experiencing Breton menhirs --
From honey to ochre : Maltese temples, stones, substances and the structuring of experience --
Frozen waves and anomalous stones : rock carvings and cairns in a southern Swedish landscape --
Conclusions : the past as dreamwork.
Responsibility: Christopher Tilley with the assistance of Wayne Bennett.

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