Landscape Biographies

Geographical, Historical and Archaeological Perspectives on the Production and Transmission of Landscapes

Edited by Jan Kolen, Hans Renes, and Rita Hermans

Landscape Biographies

Edited by Jan Kolen, Hans Renes, and Rita Hermans

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

438 pages | 103 halftones | 6 x 9
Cloth $124.00 ISBN: 9789089644725 Published July 2015 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Landscape Biographies explores the long, complex histories of landscapes from personal and social perspectives. Twenty geographers, archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists investigate the diverse ways in which landscapes and monuments have been constructed, transmitted, and transformed from prehistory to the present, from Manhattan to Shanghai, Iceland to Portugal, England to Estonia.
Contents
Preface
Hayden Lorimer
 
1. Landscape Biographies: Key Issues
Jan Kolen and Johannes Renes
 
2. The MArsh of Modernity
Edward H. Huijbens and Gisli Palsson
 
3. Biographies of Biotopes
Jan Kolen
 
4. Automobile Authorship of Landscapes
Edward H. Huijbens and Karl Benediktsson
 
5. Authenticity, Artifice and the Druidical Temple of Avebury
Mark Gillings and Joshua Pollard
 
6. Places That Matter
Ludvig Papmehl-Dufay
 
7.What Future for the Life-History Approach to Prehistoric Monuments in the Landscape?
Cornelius Holtorf
 
8. "To Preserve the Terrain in its Present State"
Michiel Purmer
 
9. The Quiet Authors of an Early Modern Palatial Landscape
Hanneke Ronnes
 
10. Piet Mondrian's Victory Boogie Woogie, 1942-44
Jurgen Stoye
 
11. Shanghai: The Biography of a City
David Koren
 
12. A Kaleidoscopic Biography of an Ordinary Landscape
John de Jong
 
13. The Cultural Biography of a Street
Wim Hupperetz
 
14. Post-Industrial Coal-Mining Landscapes and the Evolution of Mining Memory
Felix van Veldhoven
 
15. Fatal Attraction
Rob van der Laarse
 
16. A Biography for an Emerging Urban District
Svava Riesto

17. Layered Landscapes
Johannes Renes
 
18. Biographies of Landscape: Rebala Heritage Reserve, Estonia
Helen Soovali-Sepping
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