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How does knowledge of everyday environments foster deeper understanding of both past and present cultural life? In this book authorities in social history, architectural history, American studies, cultural geography, and landscape architecture explore aspects of the emergent field of cultural landscape studies, demonstrating the value of investigating the many meanings of ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published November 13th 1997 by Yale University Press
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Cultural Landscape Studies is awesome because its not its own field. Groth brings together scholars from many (often divergent) fields in order to draw out contemporary themes and issues in the study of landscapes. Some of the dopest ish dealt with discussions on the hegemony of the visual in the history of western aesthetic tradition.
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