New Cultural Landscapes

New Cultural Landscapes
Author: Maggie Roe,Ken Taylor
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-01-21
ISBN 10: 1317963709
ISBN 13: 9781317963707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Cultural Landscapes Book Review:

While historical and protected landscapes have been well studied for years, the cultural significance of ordinary landscapes is now increasingly recognised. This groundbreaking book discusses how contemporary cultural landscapes can be, and are, created and recognised. The book challenges common concepts of cultural landscapes as protected or ‘special’ landscapes that include significant buildings or features. Using case studies from around the world it questions the usual measures of judgement related to cultural landscapes and instead focuses on landscapes that are created, planned or simply evolve as a result of changing human cultures, management policy and practice. Each contribution analyses the geographical and human background of the landscape, and policies and management strategies that impact upon it, and defines the meanings of 'cultural landscape' in its particular context. Taken together they establish a new paradigm in the study of landscapes in all forms.

The Cultural Landscape

The Cultural Landscape
Author: Hilary H. Birks,H. J. B. Birks,Peter Emil Kaland,Dagfinn Moe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 521
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780521344357
ISBN 13: 0521344352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cultural Landscape Book Review:

The Cultural Landscape - Past, Present and Future considers different aspects of man's intervention with natural vegetation and the landscape resulting from a long equilibrium of co-existence. These landscapes are not stable, and the recent and ever accelerating changes in technology and life-style have increasingly affected many ancient landscapes, as old land-use practices are abandoned and traditions forgotten. The papers in this book describe and trace the development of cultural landscapes in different climatic and biogeographical regions in Europe. Remnants of traditional land-use still remaining are described, particularly from Western Norway, where traditions have lingered because the rugged topography of the region is inimicable to high-technology. Each chapter is by an expert in the field. The topics cover the documentation of present cultural landscapes, their maintenance and restoration, and the history of the development of cultural landscapes from the Stone Age onwards, linking the intensity of landscape utilization with population dynamics and technological attainments. The disciplines involved include vegetation science, vegetation history, ecology, palaeoecology, archaeology, sociology, geography and history.

The Cultural Landscape

The Cultural Landscape
Author: James M. Rubenstein
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 499
Release: 2013-01-02
ISBN 10: 9780321831583
ISBN 13: 0321831586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cultural Landscape Book Review:

Trusted for its timeliness, readability, and sound pedagogy,The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography emphasizes the relevance of geographic concepts to human problems. The relationship between globalization and cultural diversity is woven throughout; Rubenstein addresses these themes with a clear organization and presentation that engages students and appeals to instructors. TheEleventh Edition focuses on issues of access and inequality to discuss negative trends (such as the economic downturn, depleting resources, and human-caused climate change) as well as positive steps taken (sustainability, technology, regime change, women's rights, and more). An updated design is optimized for eBooks and more effective student learning. The cartography and photos are fully updated.

Resilience and the Cultural Landscape

Resilience and the Cultural Landscape
Author: Tobias Plieninger,Claudia Bieling
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012-10-18
ISBN 10: 1139789511
ISBN 13: 9781139789516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilience and the Cultural Landscape Book Review:

All over the world, efforts are being made to preserve landscapes facing fundamental change as a consequence of widespread agricultural intensification, land abandonment and urbanisation. The 'cultural landscape' and 'resilience' approaches have, until now, largely been viewed as distinct methods for understanding the effects of these dynamics and the ways in which they might be adapted or managed. This book brings together these two perspectives, providing new insights into the social-ecological resilience of cultural landscapes by coming to terms with, and challenging, the concepts of 'driving forces', 'thresholds', 'adaptive cycles' and 'adaptive management'. By linking these research communities, this book develops a new perspective on landscape changes. Based on firm conceptual contributions and rich case studies from Europe, the Americas and Australia, it will appeal to anyone interested in analysing and managing change in human-shaped environments in the context of sustainability.

The Cultural Landscape

The Cultural Landscape
Author: James M. Rubenstein
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 543
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780130797780
ISBN 13: 0130797782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cultural Landscape Book Review:

This best-selling text covers basic principles in human geography. It follows a thematic approach that emphasizes where people and human activities are located, why they are located in particular places, and what significance these observed arrangements represent. The revised sixth edition has been reworked to strengthen coverage of ethnicity, local diversity, and the "where and why" framework of the book.

Understanding the Cultural Landscape

Understanding the Cultural Landscape
Author: Bret Wallach
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2005-01-21
ISBN 10: 9781593851194
ISBN 13: 1593851197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Cultural Landscape Book Review:

This compelling book offers a fresh perspective on how the natural world has been imagined, built on, and transformed by human beings throughout history and around the globe. Coverage ranges from the earliest societies to preindustrial China and India, from the emergence in Europe of the modern world to the contemporary global economy. The focus is on what the places we have created say about us: our belief systems and the ways we make a living. Also explored are the social and environmental consequences of human activities, and how conflicts over the meaning of progress are reflected in today's urban, rural, and suburban landscapes. Written in a highly engaging style, this ideal undergraduate-level human geography text is illustrated with over 25 maps and 70 photographs. Note: Many additional photographs related to the themes addressed in the book are available at the author's website (www.greatmirror.com.)

Managing Cultural Landscapes

Managing Cultural Landscapes
Author: Ken Taylor,Jane Lennon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-02-13
ISBN 10: 1136467335
ISBN 13: 9781136467332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Cultural Landscapes Book Review:

One of our deepest needs is for a sense of identity and belonging. A common feature in this is human attachment to landscape and how we find identity in landscape and place. The late 1980s and early 1990s saw a remarkable flowering of interest in, and understanding of, cultural landscapes. With these came a challenge to the 1960s and 1970s concept of heritage concentrating on great monuments and archaeological locations, famous architectural ensembles, or historic sites with connections to the rich and famous. Managing Cultural Landscapes explores the latest thought in landscape and place by: airing critical discussion of key issues in cultural landscapes through accessible accounts of how the concept of cultural landscape applies in diverse contexts across the globe and is inextricably tied to notions of living history where landscape itself is a rich social history record widening the notion that landscape only involves rural settings to embrace historic urban landscapes/townscapes examining critical issues of identity, maintenance of traditional skills and knowledge bases in the face of globalization, and new technologies fostering international debate with interdisciplinary appeal to provide a critical text for academics, students, practitioners, and informed community organizations discussing how the cultural landscape concept can be a useful management tool relative to current issues and challenges. With contributions from an international group of authors, Managing Cultural Landscapes provides an examination of the management of heritage values of cultural landscapes from Australia, Japan, China, USA, Canada, Thailand, Indonesia, Pacific Islands, India and the Philippines; it reviews critically the factors behind the removal of Dresden and its cultural landscape from World Heritage listing and gives an overview of Historic Urban Landscape thinking.

Cultural Landscape in Practice

Cultural Landscape in Practice
Author: Giuseppe Amoruso,Rossella Salerno
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2019-02-14
ISBN 10: 9783030114213
ISBN 13: 303011421X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Landscape in Practice Book Review:

This book approaches cultural landscape as a driver for societal challenges, economic development, social inclusion, place assessment and heritage conservation. It explores issues stemming from the relation between conservation and emergencies, and identifies descriptive tools for conveying knowledge and generating new expertise, heritage skills, seismic culture and social resilience. The documentation of landscapes, due in part to new technologies, increasingly involves integrated methodologies and graphic outcomes such as Heritage-BIM, advanced 3D modeling, and immersive environments. According to recent UNESCO recommendations, the process of mapping places is a necessary prerequisite for design action, and also includes the emotional and perceptive dimension, so as to represent space through visual thought and produce graphic materials. The chapters presented here will ultimately support efforts to overcome the emergency phase of reconstruction after natural disasters and, by exploring relevant issues in recent studies, will describe emerging tools that can help inspire practices that concern not only agrarian and urban, but also historic urban landscapes. The work also presents planning tools to help preserve the integrity and authenticity of urban heritages. The book will benefit all scholars and practitioners who are involved in the process of understanding, designing and transforming places, and will foster an international exchange of research, case studies, and best practices to confront the practical challenges involved in keeping cultural landscapes alive.

Understanding the Cultural Landscape

Understanding the Cultural Landscape
Author: Bret Wallach
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2005-01-02
ISBN 10: 1609181212
ISBN 13: 9781609181215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Cultural Landscape Book Review:

This compelling book offers a fresh perspective on how the natural world has been imagined, built on, and transformed by human beings throughout history and around the globe. Coverage ranges from the earliest societies to preindustrial China and India, from the emergence in Europe of the modern world to the contemporary global economy. The focus is on what the places we have created say about us: our belief systems and the ways we make a living. Also explored are the social and environmental consequences of human activities, and how conflicts over the meaning of progress are reflected in today's urban, rural, and suburban landscapes. Written in a highly engaging style, this ideal undergraduate-level human geography text is illustrated with over 25 maps and 70 photographs. Note: Many additional photographs related to the themes addressed in the book are available at the author's website (www.greatmirror.com.)

Waterways and the Cultural Landscape

Waterways and the Cultural Landscape
Author: Francesco Vallerani,Francesco Visentin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2019-07-31
ISBN 10: 9780367362263
ISBN 13: 0367362260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waterways and the Cultural Landscape Book Review:

Water control and management have been fundamental to the building of human civilisation. In Europe, the regulation of major rivers, the digging of canals and the wetland reclamation schemes from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, generated new typologies of waterscapes with significant implications for the people who resided within them. This book explores the role of waterways as a form of heritage, culture and sense of place and the potential of this to underpin the development of cultural tourism. With a multidisciplinary approach across the social sciences and humanities, chapters explore how the control and management of water flows are among some of the most significant human activities to transform the natural environment. Based upon a wealth and breadth of European case studies, the book uncovers the complex relationships we have with waterways, the ways that they have been represented over recent centuries and the ways in which they continue to be redefined in different cultural contexts. Contributions recognise not only valuable assets of hydrology that are at the core of landscape management, but also more intangible aspects that matter to people, such as their familiarity, affecting what is understood as the fluvial sense of place. This highly original collection will be of interest to those working in cultural tourism, cultural geography, heritage studies, cultural history, landscape studies and leisure studies.

Spaces and Meanings

Spaces and Meanings
Author: Olga Lavrenova
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-03-25
ISBN 10: 3030151689
ISBN 13: 9783030151683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spaces and Meanings Book Review:

This book examines the problem of relationships between culture and space. Highlighting the use of semiotics of culture as a basic concept of research, it describes the power of the cultural landscape in the context of culture philosophical research. Opening with a discussion of the existence of culture in space, it establishes basic concepts such as noosphere and pneumatosphere. The author acknowledges the early contributions of thinkers like Vladimir Vernadsky and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, who first observed that human activity has become a geological force. Introducing time and space to the discussion, the author then describes the nature of mythological time, eternity versus timelessness, and the semantics of sacred landscapes, space and ritual. These concepts are further developed in discussions of the metaphorical nature of cultural landscape, and the city as metaphor. The book explores semiotics in the cultural landscape, examining the genesis of concepts from geographical images to signs and the axiological dimension of geographical images. In her approach to the idea of cultural landscape as text, she provides detailed examples, including the Russian landscape as agent provocateur of the text, and the culture philosophical aspects and semantics of travel. It establishes the cultural landscape as a phenomenon of culture that is fixed in geographical space with the help of semiotic mechanisms—a specific area of culture of life possessing functional and ontological self-sufficiency. This book appeals readers and researchers interested in the philosophy of culture, semiotics of space, and the philosophical dimensions of culture and geography.

The Making of a Cultural Landscape

The Making of a Cultural Landscape
Author: Jason Wood,John K. Walton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-03-09
ISBN 10: 1317024931
ISBN 13: 9781317024934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of a Cultural Landscape Book Review:

For centuries, the English Lake District has been renowned as an important cultural, sacred and literary landscape. It is therefore surprising that there has so far been no in-depth critical examination of the Lake District from a tourism and heritage perspective. Bringing together leading writers from a wide range of disciplines, this book explores the tourism history and heritage of the Lake District and its construction as a cultural landscape from the mid eighteenth century to the present day. It critically analyses the relationships between history, heritage, landscape, culture and policy that underlie the activities of the National Park, Cumbria Tourism and the proposals to recognise the Lake District as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It examines all aspects of the Lake District's history and identity, brings the story up to date and looks at current issues in conservation, policy and tourism marketing. In doing so, it not only provides a unique and valuable analysis of this region, but offers insights into the history of cultural and heritage tourism in Britain and beyond.

Everyday America

Everyday America
Author: Chris Wilson,Paul Erling Groth,Paul Groth
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2003-03-03
ISBN 10: 9780520229617
ISBN 13: 0520229614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday America Book Review:

A collection of seventeen essays examining the field of American cultural landscapes past and present. The role of J. B. Jackson and his influence on the field is a explored in many of them.

Conserving Cultural Landscapes

Conserving Cultural Landscapes
Author: Ken Taylor,Archer St. Clair,Nora J. Mitchell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2014-09-19
ISBN 10: 1317800907
ISBN 13: 9781317800903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conserving Cultural Landscapes Book Review:

New approaches to both cultural landscapes and historic urban landscapes increasingly recognize the need to guide future change, rather than simply protecting the fabric of the past. Challenging traditional notions of historic preservation, Conserving Cultural Landscapes takes a dynamic multifaceted approach to conservation. It builds on the premise that a successful approach to urban and cultural landscape conservation recognizes cultural as well as natural values, sustains traditional connections to place, and engages people in stewardship where they live and work. It brings together academics within the humanities and humanistic social sciences, conservation and preservation professionals, practitioners, and stakeholders to rethink the meaning and practice of cultural heritage conservation, encourage international cooperation, and stimulate collaborative research and scholarship.

Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change

Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change
Author: Lesley Head
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-09-25
ISBN 10: 1317835964
ISBN 13: 9781317835967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change Book Review:

Cultural landscapes are usually understood within physical geography as those transformed by human action. As human influence on the earth increases, advances in palaeocological reconstruction have also allowed for new interpretations of the evidence for the earliest human impacts on the environment. It is essential that such evidence is examined in the context of modern trends in social sciences and humanities. This stimulating new book argues that convergence of the two approaches can provide a more holistic understanding of long-term physical and human processes. Split into two major sections, this book attempts to bridge the gap between the sciences and humanities. The first section, provides an analysis of the methodological tools employed in examining processes of environmental change. Empirical research in the fields of palaecology and Quaternary studies is combined with the latest theoretical views of nature and landscape occurring in cultural geography, archaeology and anthropology. The author examines the way in which environmental management decisions are made. The book then moves on to discuss the relevance of this perspective to contemporary issues through a wide variety of international case studies, including World Heritage protection, landscape preservation, indigenous people and cultural tourism.

Cultural Landscapes

Cultural Landscapes
Author: Richard W. Longstreth,Richard Longstreth
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780816650989
ISBN 13: 0816650985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Landscapes Book Review:

Preservation has traditionally focused on saving prominent buildings of historical or architectural significance. Preserving cultural landscapes-the combined fabric of the natural and man-made environments-is a relatively new and often misunderstood idea among preservationists, but it is of increasing importance. The essays collected in this volume-case studies that include the Little Tokyo neighborhood in Los Angeles, the Cross Bronx Expressway, and a rural island in Puget Sound-underscore how this approach can be fruitfully applied. Together, they make clear that a cultural landscape perspective can be an essential underpinning for all historic preservation projects. Contributors: Susan Calafate Boyle, National Park Service; Susan Buggey, U of Montreal; Michael Caratzas, Landmarks Preservation Commission (NYC); Courtney P. Fint, West Virginia Historic Preservation Office; Heidi Hohmann, Iowa State U; Hillary Jenks, USC; Randall Mason, U Penn; Robert Z. Melnick, U of Oregon; Nora Mitchell, National Park Service; Julie Riesenweber, U of Kentucky; Nancy Rottle, U of Washington; Bonnie Stepenoff, Southeast Missouri State U. Richard Longstreth is professor of American civilization and director of the graduate program in historic preservation at George Washington University.

Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America

Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America
Author: Arnold R. Alanen,Arnold Robert Alanen,Professor Arnold R Alanen,Robert Melnick
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780801862632
ISBN 13: 0801862639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America Book Review:

Historic preservation efforts began with an emphasis on buildings, especially those associated with significant individuals, places, or events. Subsequent efforts were expanded to include vernacular architecture, but only in recent decades have preservationists begun shifting focus to the land itself. Cultural landscapes--such as farms, gardens, and urban parks--are now seen as projects worthy of the preservationist's attention. To date, however, no book has addressed the critical issues involved in cultural landscape preservation. In "Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America," Arnold R. Alanen and Robert Z. Melnick bring together a distinguished group of contributors to address the complex academic and practical questions that arise when people set out to designate and preserve a cultural landscape. Beginning with a discussion of why cultural landscape preservation is important, the authors explore such topics as the role of nature and culture, the selling of heritage landscapes, urban parks and cemeteries, Puerto Rican neighborhoods in New York City, vernacular landscapes in small towns and rural areas, ethnographic landscapes, Asian American imprints on the western landscape, and integrity as a value in cultural landscape preservation. Contributors: Arnold R. Alanen, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Luis Aponte-Peres, University of Massachusetts-Boston - Gail Lee Dubrow, University of Washington, Seattle - Richard Francaviglia, University of Texas, Arlington - Donald L. Hardesty, University of Nevada, Reno - Catherine Howett, University of Georgia, Athens - Robert Z. Melnick, University of Oregon - Patricia M. O'Donnell, Historic Preservation Consultant, Charlotte, Vermont - David Schuyler, Franklin & Marshall College

Cultural Landscapes of South Asia

Cultural Landscapes of South Asia
Author: Kapila D. Silva,Amita Sinha
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-10-14
ISBN 10: 1317365933
ISBN 13: 9781317365938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Landscapes of South Asia Book Review:

The pluralism of South Asia belies any singular reading of its heritage. In spite of this diversity, its cultural traditions retain certain attributes that are at their core South Asian—in their capacity to self‐organize, enact and reinvent cultural memories, and in their ability to retain an intimate connection with nature and landscape. This volume focuses on the notion of cultural landscape as a medium integrating multiple forms of heritage and points to a new paradigm for conservation practices in the South Asian context. Even though the construct of cultural landscape has been accepted as a category of heritage, its potent use in heritage management in general and within the South Asian context in particular has not been widely studied. The volume challenges the prevalent views of heritage management in South Asia that are entrenched in colonial legacies and contemporary global policy frameworks.

The Conservation of Cultural Landscapes

The Conservation of Cultural Landscapes
Author: Mauro Agnoletti
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006-10-23
ISBN 10: 1845931548
ISBN 13: 9781845931544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conservation of Cultural Landscapes Book Review:

Landscape today is no longer just a cultural aspect, intended as an elitist phenomenon, but emerges as an essential element in the definition and the application of a modern approach in sustainable development. Historical locally adapted distinctive and ingenious combinations of management practices have contributed and continue to contribute tremendously to the biodiversity of the world, resulting not only in outstanding aesthetic beauty, but, in the sustained provision of multiple goods and services, food and livelihood security and quality of life. The development of policies to preserve and manage landscape resources, has to face both the degradation of cultural landscape due to socio-economic development and the need to develop appropriate methods and approaches. This book presents different methodologies developed to analyse, manage and plan landscape resources. It reports recent research findings and case studies from Europe and North America, suggesting also the revision of some orientations and views of the current policies concerning forestry, rural development and nature conservation, often contributing to degrade cultural landscapes.

Cultural Landscapes

Cultural Landscapes
Author: Richard W. Longstreth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780816650996
ISBN 13: 0816650993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Landscapes Book Review:

Preservation has traditionally focused on saving prominent buildings of historical or architectural significance. Preserving cultural landscapes-the combined fabric of the natural and man-made environments-is a relatively new and often misunderstood idea among preservationists, but it is of increasing importance. The essays collected in this volume-case studies that include the Little Tokyo neighborhood in Los Angeles, the Cross Bronx Expressway, and a rural island in Puget Sound-underscore how this approach can be fruitfully applied. Together, they make clear that a cultural landscape perspective can be an essential underpinning for all historic preservation projects. Contributors: Susan Calafate Boyle, National Park Service; Susan Buggey, U of Montreal; Michael Caratzas, Landmarks Preservation Commission (NYC); Courtney P. Fint, West Virginia Historic Preservation Office; Heidi Hohmann, Iowa State U; Hillary Jenks, USC; Randall Mason, U Penn; Robert Z. Melnick, U of Oregon; Nora Mitchell, National Park Service; Julie Riesenweber, U of Kentucky; Nancy Rottle, U of Washington; Bonnie Stepenoff, Southeast Missouri State U. Richard Longstreth is professor of American civilization and director of the graduate program in historic preservation at George Washington University.