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Reading the Landscape

Reading the Landscape - in everything o Be able to...

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"Reading the Landscape" - John F. Hart Tuesday, August 31, 2010 2:06 PM 1. Premise: o Landscapes are what we see o "Landscape" varies from person to person o We can read and understand landscapes o Geography is being curious about the landscapes 2. The observer's tasks: o Trust your senses regarding facts about a particular landscape o Be selective in your observations Cost of not being selective - make generalizations, miss details, selectivity can allow the viewer to make sense of a realistic amount of data as opposed to trying to take
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Unformatted text preview: in everything o Be able to communicate observations with others o Listen to locals, give it time 3. Cautionary Notes o Be careful of imputing to much symbolism into what you see o Be observant of how a structure's architecture is compatible with an area's culture, Ex. A sturdy barn (bricks, etc) in a cold or windy area o Don't be an advocate of a certain type of landscape ahead of time...
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