Wasteland (BOK)

Vittoria Di Palma

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In Wasteland, Vittoria Di Palma takes on the "anti-picturesque," offering an account of landscapes that have traditionally drawn fear and contempt. Di Palma argues that a convergence of beliefs, technologies, institutions, and individuals in 18th-century England resulted in the formulation of cultural attitudes that continue to shape the ways we evaluate landscape today. Staking claims on the aesthetics of disgust, she addresses how emotional response has been central to the development of ideas about nature, beauty, and sublimity. With striking illustrations reaching back to the 1600s--husbandry manuals, radical pamphlets, gardening treatises, maps, and landscape paintings-- Wasteland spans the fields of landscape studies, art and architectural history, geography, history, and the history of science and technology. In stirring prose, Di Palma tackles our conceptions of such hostile territories as swamps, mountains, and forests, arguing that they are united not by any essential physical characteristics but by the aversive reactions they inspire.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Vittoria Di Palma
Forlag
YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEMIC
ISBN 9780300197792
Antall sider 280 Dimensjoner 18,5cm x 23,6cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 962 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd