Axioms for Reading the Landscape

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"Axioms for Reading the Landscape" - Peirce Lewis Tuesday, August 31, 2010 2:48 PM 1. Premises: o Handbook of how to encounter landscapes and observe/understand them properly o No such thing as a "non-human" landscape o All landscapes have some cultural meaning, they are there for a reason Cultural landscape - made/influenced by humans 2. Recommendations: o Culture - landscapes tell us about culture, observations about landscapes can tell us about the cultures that shaped the landscape the way it is o Everything - everything matters, nothing is insignificant o Common - common landscapes are difficult to study because they are so common
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Unformatted text preview: and mundane, require extra attention and alertness o The Past - the past is present in the current landscape, the past can tell us something o Location - the location of something can give us context as to why it was created or what meaning it has to the culture surrounding it o Environment - the environment can tell us how something has changed over time 3. Questions to Use: o What does it look like? o How does it work? o Who designed it? Why? When? o What does it tell us about society?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course GEOG 125 taught by Professor Birdsall during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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