Landscapes, whether in pictures or the world, have been viewed as a genre, treated as texts, interpreted as allegory. "Landscape and Power" goes beyond these approaches to ask not just what landscape "is" or "means" but what it "does," how it works as a cultural practice. The original essays in this volume consider landscapes not merely as visual or textual symbols but as sources of social and personal identities. In the opening essay, W. J. T. Mitchell examines the ways in which the concept of landscape functions in the ...

Landscape and Power 1994, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226532073

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