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Landscape and Power
The first edition of this book, published in 1994, reshaped the direction of landscape studies by considering landscape not simply as an object to be seen or a text to be read, but as an instrument of cultural force, a central tool in the creation of national and social identities. This second edition adds not only a new preface, but five new essays—from Edward Said, W. J. ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 383 pages
Published April 15th 2002 by University Of Chicago Press
(first published May 16th 1994)
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Fantastic anthology of critical geography from the mid 90's. Overall a critique of landscape as system of representation. Many great contributions esp. W.J.T. Mitchell's "Imperial Landscape", Joel Snyder's "Territorial Photography" and Edward Said's "Invention, Memory and Place".
William J Thomas Mitchell (born 1942) is a professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago. Editor of the journal Critical Inquiry.More about W.J.T. Mitchell...