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  • Landscape Biographies: Geographical, Historical and Archaeological Perspectives on the Production and Transmission of Landscapes
  • Edited by Jan Kolen, Hans Renes, and Rita Hermans
  • 2015
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  • Published by: Amsterdam University Press
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Landscape Biographies explores the long and complex histories of landscapes from personal and social perspectives. As an essential part of human life-worlds, landscapes have the potential to absorb something of people's lives, works, and thoughts. But landscapes also shape their own life-histories at different timescales, transcending human life-cycles and generating their own temporalities and rhythms. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the co-scripting of landscapes and people figures prominently in the (auto-)biographical works of writers and attracts the interest of geographers, archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists. This has even resulted in a new genre in landscape research, rapidly gaining in popularity, under the heading of 'landscape biography'. In Landscape Biographies, twenty geographers, archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists investigate the diverse ways in which landscapes and monuments have been constructed, transmitted, and transformed from prehistory up to the present, from Manhattan to Shanghai, from Iceland to Portugal, and from England to Estonia. Among the authors are distinguished scholars like Gísli Pálsson, Cornelius Holtorf, Joshua Pollard, and Mark Gillings. 'this rich book offers a way of creating fresh and engaging narratives of our landscapes' - Graham Fairclough, Bulletin KNOB

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. 5-16
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  1. Preface
  2. Hayden Lorimer
  3. pp. 17-20
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  1. 1. Landscape Biographies: Key Issues
  2. Jan Kolen, Johannes Renes
  3. pp. 21-48
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  1. 2. The Marsh of Modernity
  2. Edward H. Huijbens, Gisli Palsson
  3. pp. 49-70
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  1. 3. Biographies of Biotopes
  2. Jan Kolen
  3. pp. 71-98
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  1. 4. Automobile Authorship of Landscapes
  2. Edward Huijbens, Karl Benediktsson
  3. pp. 99-116
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  1. 5. Authenticity, Artifice and the Druidical Temple of Avebury
  2. Mark Gillings, Joshua Pollard
  3. pp. 117-142
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  1. 6. Places That Matter
  2. Ludvig Papmehl-Dufay
  3. pp. 143-166
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  1. 7. What Future for the Life-History Approach to Prehistoric Monuments in the Landscape?
  2. Cornelius Holtorf
  3. pp. 167-182
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  1. 8. ‘To Preserve the Terrain in its Present State’
  2. Michiel Purmer
  3. pp. 183-204
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  1. 9. The Quiet Authors of an Early Modern Palatial Landscape
  2. Hanneke Ronnes
  3. pp. 205-234
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  1. 10. Piet Mondrian’s Victory Boogie Woogie, 1942-44
  2. Jürgen Stoye
  3. pp. 235-252
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  1. 11. Shanghai: The Biography of a City
  2. David Koren
  3. pp. 253-282
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  1. 12. A Kaleidoscopic Biography of an Ordinary Landscape
  2. John de Jong
  3. pp. 283-308
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  1. 13.The Cultural Biography of a Street
  2. Wim Hupperetz
  3. pp. 309-326
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  1. 14. Post-Industrial Coal-Mining Landscapes and the Evolution of Mining Memory
  2. Felix van Veldhoven
  3. pp. 327-344
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  1. 15. Fatal Attraction
  2. Rob van der Laarse
  3. pp. 345-376
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  1. 16. A Biography for an Emerging Urban District
  2. Svava Riesto
  3. pp. 377-402
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  1. 17. Layered Landscapes
  2. Johannes Renes
  3. pp. 403-422
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  1. 18. Biographies of Landscape: Rebala Heritage Reserve, Estonia
  2. Helen Sooväli-Sepping
  3. pp. 423-438
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789048517800
Related ISBN(s)
9789089644725
MARC Record
OCLC
914245300
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2020-12-07
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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