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Symbolic landscapes

Author: Gary Backhaus; John Murungi
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Springer, ©2009.
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Symbolic Landscapes presents a definitive collection of landscape/place studies that explores symbolic, cultural levels of geographical meanings. Essays written by philosophers, geographers, architects, social scientists, art historians, and literati, bring specific modes of expertise and perspectives to this transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary study of the symbolic level human existential spatiality. Placing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Symbolic landscapes.
Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2008
(OCoLC)233934065
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Backhaus; John Murungi
ISBN: 9781402087035 1402087039 1281876003 9781281876003 6611876006 9786611876005
OCLC Number: 310352171
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Places-Worlds --
I The Problematic of Grounding the Significance of Symbolic Landscapes --
The Road to Indian Wells: Symbolic Landscapes in the California Desert --
Wilderness as Axis Mundi: Spiritual Journeys on the Appalachian Trail --
Pu'u Kohola: Spatial Genealogy of a Hawaiian Symbolic Landscape --
Mythological Landscape and Landscape of Myth: Circulating Visions of Pre-Christian Athos --
At Home on the Midway: Carnival Conventions and Yard Space in Gibsonton, Florida --
Crossing the Verge: Roadside Memorial-Perth, Western Australia --
Life on 'The Avenue': An Allegory of the Street in Early Twenty-First-Century Suburban America --
Metaphor, Environmental Receptivity, and Architectural Design --
Geographical Sensibilities in the Arts --
II An Apology Concerning the Importance of the Geography of Imagination --
Semblance of Sovereignty: Cartographic Possession in Map Cartouches and Atlas Frontispieces of Early Modern Europe --
Symbolism and the Interaction of the Real and the Ideal: Scenery in Early-Modern Netherlandish Graphic Art --
Traversing One's Space: Photography and the féminine --
The Philadelphia Flower Show and Its Dangerous Sensibilities --
Gardening at a Japanese Garden --
Symbolic Space: Memory, Narrative, Writing --
Vienna's Musical Deathscape --
Crusoe's Island and the Human Estate: Defoe's Existential Geography. ỹ
Responsibility: edited by Gary Backhaus, John Murungi.

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