Landscape and Power, Second Edition

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University of Chicago Press, Apr 15, 2002 - Art - 376 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Imperial Landscape
5
Competing Communities in the Great Bog of Europe Identity and SeventeenthCentury Dutch Landscape Painting
35
System Order and Abstraction The Politics of English Landscape Drawing around 1795
77
Picture and Witness at the Site of the Wilderness
290
The Beach A Fantasy
316
Contributors
364
Index
366
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Page 346 - I PLACED a jar in Tennessee, And round it was, upon a hill. It made the slovenly wilderness Surround that hill. The wilderness rose up to it, And sprawled around, no longer wild.

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W. J. T. Mitchell, the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, is the editor of Critical Inquiry and author of several books, including The Last Dinosaur Book, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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