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Landscape and Power, Second Edition

Second Edition

The first edition of this book, published in 1994, reshaped the direction of landscape studies by considering landscape not simply as an object to be seen or a text to be read, but as an instrument of cultural force, a central tool in the creation of national and social identities. This second edition adds not only a new preface, but five new essays—from Edward Said, W. J. T. Mitchell, Jonathan Bordo, Michael Taussig, and Robert Pogue Harrison-extending the scope of the book in remarkable ways.

383 pages | 90 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2002

Art: Art--General Studies

Literature and Literary Criticism: General Criticism and Critical Theory

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition of Landscape and Power: Space, Place,
and Landscape , W. J. T. Mitchell
Introduction, W. J. T. Mitchell
1. Imperial Landscape, W. J. T. Mitchell
2. Competing Communities in the "Great Bog of Europe": Identity and Seventeenth-Century Dutch Landscape Painting, Ann Jensen Adams
3. System, Order, and Abstraction: The Politics of English Landscape Drawing around 1795, Ann Bermingham
4. Turner and the Representation of England, Elizabeth Helsinger
5. "Our Wattled Cot": Mercantile and Domestic Space in Thomas Pringle’s African Landscapes, David Bunn
6. Territorial Photography, Joel Snyder
7. The Effects of Landscape, Charles Harrison
8. Invention, Memory, and Place, Edward W. Said
9. Holy Landscape: Israel, Palestine, and the American Wilderness , W. J. T. Mitchell
10. Picture and Witness at the Site of the Wilderness, Jonathan Bordo
11. The Beach (A Fantasy), Michael Taussig
12. Hic Jacet, Robert Pogue Harrison

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