Landscape - Interpreting Landscapes What do you see 1 What...

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10/12/2008 1 Interpreting Landscape Landscapes What do you see?
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10/12/2008 2 What do you see? Title: Approaching a City by Edward Hopper Date: 1946 Materials: oil Materials: oil on canvas • A landscape that was created by humans, but from which they are now absent • Is Hopper commenting that what they created is in fact unliveable and dehumanizing? Dormant? Abandoned? Do you see a sense of loneliness, isolation? • What has Hopper omitted? Why? • When you think of cities, what do you think of? • What does the architecture contribute? Bland? Industrial colossus? Use of color? • What about the train tracks? Darkness? Uncertainty? • The scene is dominated by the built environment • Time is suspended, nothing is approaching the city except the viewer
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10/12/2008 3 DONALD MEINIG’S 10 WAYS TO SEE A SCENE/LANDSCAPE Landscape as Nature • Here the viewer often succumbs to the temptation to the temptation to remove humans from the scene To imagine what an area is really like • Often expressed as nostalgia (or regret for something we have lost)
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10/12/2008 4 Landscape as Habitat • Those who adopt this view often view every landscape as a piece of Earth that is HOME to humans Domestication of the earth/reworking of nature Conscious selection (i.e. choice of soil,
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2008 for the course GEOG 1004 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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