Interpreting environments: tradition, deconstruction, hermeneutics
In this pioneering book, Robert Mugerauer seeks to make deconstruction and hermeneutics accessible to people in the environmental disciplines, including architecture, planning, urban studies, environmental studies, and cultural geography.Mugerauer demonstrates each methodology through a case study. The first study uses the traditional approach to recover the meaning of Jung's and Wittgenstein's houses by analyzing their historical, intentional contexts. The second case study utilizes deconstruction to explore Egyptian, French neoclassical, and postmodern attempts to use pyramids to constitute a sense of lasting presence. And the third case study employs hermeneutics to reveal how the American understanding of the natural landscape has evolved from religious to secular to ecological since the nineteenth century.
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Albert Bierstadt American landscape American nature appears approaches Architecture of Death artistic attitudes Bollingen building built environment Bushnell Cambridge century Chicago Press Christian Cole's concepts contemporary context course critical cultural deconstruction Derrida differences dimensions divinity earth Ecology Egyptian pyramids Eliade Essays eternal Etienne-Louis Boullee Etlin example Fein Figure forms Frederic Edwin Church Frederick Law Olmsted French French pyramids Gadamer Galen Cranz garden Garden of Eden Genesis Gray Sweeney Harper and Row heavens Heidegger Heidegger's hermeneutics historical Horace Bushnell human idea immortality interpretation Jung Jung's language lbid lndian logical Ludwig Wittgenstein manifest Martin Heidegger meaning metaphysical monuments mountain Mugerauer Museum nineteenth-century Oil on canvas Olmsted's original painting parks Pei's pyramid Peter Eisenman pharaoh Philosophical Postmodern present sacred secular social space sublime symbol theory Thomas Cole timeless tion Tractatus trans University of Chicago University Press vision wilderness York