GEOG101_-_Lecture_11

GEOG101_-_Lecture_11 - InterpretingPlacesand Landscapes...

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Interpreting Places and  Landscapes Lecture 11 GEOG 101 February 11, 2010
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Lecture Outline Landscape As a Human System Types of Landscapes; Landscape and Meaning; Landscape As  Text The Aesthetics of Landscape Evolution of Garden Design; Construction of an Aesthetic Place Making/Place Marketing Territoriality; Sense of Place; Experience and Meaning; Place  Marketing Continued
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Lecture Outline (continued) Coded Spaces Semiotics in the Landscape; The mall as coded space; The city  as coded space Postmodern Spaces Modernism and Postmodernism Discussion
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What is Landscape? Landscape: An expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view. Began as a painters term. Implication being that people first ‘saw’ landscapes through art before they saw landscapes as actual “real” environments that they lived in.
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The Canadian Landscape
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The Canadian Landscape
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The Canadian Landscape
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Landscape as a Human System: What  is Landscape? Ordinary, or vernacular, landscapes the everyday landscapes that people create in the course  of their lives  Symbolic landscapes representations of particular values or aspirations that the  builders and financiers of those landscapes want to impart  to a larger public 
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Symbolic Landscapes Washington D.C.
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Symbolic Landscapes:  Parliament Buildings, Ottawa
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Landscape as a Human System:  What is Landscape? Derelict landscapes landscapes that  have experienced  abandonment,  misuse,  disinvestment, or  vandalism
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Landscape and Meaning Landscapes expressed and understood differently by different  social groups at different times. Humanistic approach places the individual – especially individual values, meaning  systems, intentions, and conscious acts – at the centre of  analysis Environmental Perception Study of the ways in which people comprehend the landscape  differently.
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Landscape as Text Landscape as text The idea that landscapes can be read and written by  groups and individuals Landscapes do not come ‘ready made’ with labels. There are ‘writers’ who produce landscapes and give 
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