Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape

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University of Wisconsin Press, 1984 - Architecture - 293 pages

Hailed as a landmark in its field since its first publication in 1984, Denis E. Cosgrove’s Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape has been influential well beyond geography. It has continued to spark lively debate among historians, geographers, art historians, social theorists, landscape architects, and others interested in the social and cultural politics of landscape.

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Denis Cosgrove is Professor of Human Geography at the University of London, Royal Holloway, and  has been a visiting professor at the University of Toronto and the University of Texas at Austin.  His books include The Palladian Landscape, The Iconography of Landscape, Engineering the Landscape, and Durability and Change: The Science, Responsibility, and Cost of Sustaining Cultural Heritage.

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