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Ideas of Landscape: An Introduction (Hardback)

Matthew Johnson

Edité par John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006
ISBN 10: 1405101598 / ISBN 13: 9781405101592
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Titre : Ideas of Landscape: An Introduction (...

Éditeur : John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Ideas of Landscape discusses the current theory and practice of landscape archaeology and offers an alternative agenda for landscape archaeology that maps more closely onto the established empirical strengths of landscape study and has more contemporary relevance. * The first historical assessment of a critical period in archaeology * Takes as its focus the so-called English landscape tradition -- the ideological underpinnings of which come from English Romanticism, via the influence of the father of landscape history : W. G. Hoskins * Argues that the strengths and weaknesses of landscape archaeology can be traced back to the underlying theoretical discontents of Romanticism * Offers an alternative agenda for landscape archaeology that maps more closely onto the established empirical strengths of landscape study and has more contemporary relevance. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9781405101592

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Synopsis : Ideas of Landscape discusses the current theory and practice of landscape archaeology and offers an alternative agenda for landscape archaeology that maps more closely onto the established empirical strengths of landscape study and has more contemporary relevance. The first historical assessment of a critical period in archaeology Takes as its focus the so?called English landscape tradition ?? the ideological underpinnings of which come from English Romanticism, via the influence of the ?father of landscape history?: W. G. Hoskins Argues that the strengths and weaknesses of landscape archaeology can be traced back to the underlying theoretical discontents of Romanticism Offers an alternative agenda for landscape archaeology that maps more closely onto the established empirical strengths of landscape study and has more contemporary relevance

Critique: "I read Matthew Johnson?s Ideas of Landscape (Blackwell) with intense interest. It discusses the theory and practice of landscape archaeology and the Romantic English landscape tradition, boldly taking on received opinion about figures such as Wordsworth and WG Hoskins, and making us think hard about what we can know about the past, why we want to know it, and how we may be misled about it. It?s an original, informative, and well?argued work, accessible to the general reader, and both worrying and illuminating." Margaret Drabble, Times Literary Supplement " Ideas of Landscape is a challenging and accessible contribution to an expanding theoretical and historical field. Mobilizing the English topographical tradition of scholarship, centred on the writings of W.G. Hoskins, the book positions a critical understanding of landscape, as both cultural representation and physical reality, at the centre of the study of the past and its meanings in the present." Stephen Daniels, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Nottingham "Matthew Johnson writes an archaeology of knowledge for landscape studies. He enables us to know what to study next by knowing how the field was formed and the mistakes its practitioners made. Both a deconstruction and a forecast, Johnson?s volume ranks with the new books on race by Orser, on colonialism by Schrire, and with his own foundational An Archaeology of Capitalism . With these books historical archaeology is mature." Mark P. Leone, Professor of Anthropology, University of Maryland

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