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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
OCLC Number: 310352171
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Part I: Place-Worlds Introduction I: The Problematic of Grounding the Significance of Symbolic Landscapes; Gary Backhaus The Road to Indian Wells: Symbolic Landscapes in the California Desert; Alex Zukas Wilderness as Axis Mundi: Spiritual Journey on the Appalachian Trail; Kip Redick Pu'u Kohola: Spatial Genealogy of a Hawaiian Symbolic Landscape; RDK Herman Mythological Landscape and Landscape of Myth: Circulating Visions of Pre-Christian Athos; Veronica della Dora At Home on the Midway: Carnival Conventions and Yard Space in Gibsonton, Florida; Charlie Hailey Crossing the Verge: Roadside Memorials-Perth Western Australia; Dennis Wood Life on 'The Avenue': An Allegory of the Street in Early Twenty-First-Century Suburban America; John Srygley Metaphor, Environmental Receptivity, and Architectural Design; Brook Muller Part II: Geographical Sensibilities in the Arts Introduction II: An Apology Concerning the Importance of the Geography of Imagination; Gary Backhaus Severence of Sovereignty: Cartographic Possession in Map Cartouches and Atlas Frontispieces of Early Modern Europe; Christine Petto Symbolism and the Interaction of the Real and the Ideal: Scenery in Early-Modern Netherlandish Graphic Art; Anat Gilboa Traversing One's Space: Photography and the Feminine; Panizza Allmark Symbolizing the Midwest: The Horizon in the Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh; Nannette Brewer The Philadelphia Flower Show and its Dangerous Sensibilities; Gary Backhaus Gardening ata Japanese Garden; John Murungi Symbolic Space, Memory, Narrative, Writing; Arndt Niebisch Vienna's Musical Deathscape; Linda Ardito Crusoe's Island and the Human Estate: Defoe's Existential Geography; Dennis Skocz Selected Bibliography Index About the Contributors
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