Geography and vision: seeing, imagining and representing the world
Geography and Vision is a series of personal reflections by leading cultural geographer, Denis Cosgrove, on the complex connections between seeing, imagining and representing the world geographically. Ranging historically from the sixteenth century to the present day, the essays include reflections upon discovery and the role of imagination in giving it meaning; colonisation and sixteenth century gardening; the shaping of American landscapes; wilderness, imperial mappings and masculinity; urban cartography and utopian visions; conceptions of the Pacific; the cartography of John Ruskin; and the imaginative grip of the Equator. Extensively illustrated, this engaging work reveals the richness and complexity of the geographical imagination as expressed over the past five centuries.
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Review: Geography and Vision: Imagination, Landscape, Mapping (International Library of Human Geography)User Review - Goodreads
The techniques of phenomenology are applied to the world of geography, and Denis Cosgrove produces a thought-provoking, lucid exposition of the link between human vision and the geographic idea. Some ...
Review: Geography and Vision: Imagination, Landscape, Mapping (International Library of Human Geography)User Review - Pete - Goodreads
Can be paired w/ Goodwin's Professional Vision article to talk about expertise and the constitution of social objects. The chapter on the Pacific is a good case study in how a space comes to be ... Read full review
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