Conversations With Landscape

Conversations With Landscape

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Overview

Conversations With Landscape moves beyond the conventional dualisms associated with landscape, exploring notions of landscape and its relation with humans through the metaphor of conversation. Such an approach conceives of landscape as an actor in the ongoing communication that is inherent in any perception, recognising the often-ignored mutuality of encounters between human and non-human actors.

With contributions drawn from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, geography, archaeology, philosophy, literature and the visual arts, this book explores the affects and emotions engendered in the conversations between landscape and humans. Offering scope for an original and coherent approach to the study of landscape, this book will appeal to scholars and researchers across a range of social sciences and humanities.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409492696
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 12/28/2012
Series: Anthropological Studies of Creativity and Perception
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Karl Benediktsson is Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography and Tourism at the University of Iceland.

Katrín Anna Lund is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Tourism at the University of Iceland.

Katrín Anna Lund, Karl Benediktsson, Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir, Gabriel Malenfant, Edda R.H. Waage, Oscar Aldred, Arnar Árnason, Margaret Willson, Gudbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir, Emily Brady, Anna Jóhannsdóttir, Ástrádur Eysteinsson, Sveinn Yngvi Egilsson, Anne Brydon, Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir, Mark Wilson, Tim Edensor, Tim Ingold.


Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction: starting a conversation with landscape, Katrín Anna Lund and Karl Benediktsson; Conversations with ourselves in metaphysical experiences of nature, Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir; The limits of our 'conversations with nature', Gabriel Malenfant; Landscape as conversation, Edda R.H. Waage; Time for fluent landscapes, Oscar Aldred; Grief paves the way, Arnar Árnason; Slipping into landscape, Katrín Anna Lund and Margaret Willson; Landscape and aesthetic values: not only in the eye of the beholder, Gudbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir; The sublime, ugliness and 'terrible beauty' in Icelandic landscapes, Emily Brady; Transporting nature: landscape in Icelandic urban culture, Anna Jóhannsdóttir and Ástrádur Eysteinsson; Ways of addressing nature in a northern context: romantic poet and natural scientist Jónas Hallgrímsson, Sveinn Yngvi Egilsson; A stroll through landscapes of sheep and humans, Karl Benediktsson; Sentience, Anne Brydon; The empty wilderness: seals and animal representation, Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson; Aurora landscapes: affective atmospheres of light and dark, Tim Edensor; Epilogue, Tim Ingold; Index.


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