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Language of Landscape

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ISBN-10: 0300082940

ISBN-13: 9780300082944

Edition: 1998

Authors: Anne Whiston Spirn

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Description:

This study suggests that the language of landscape exists with its own syntax, grammar, and metaphors, and that we imperil ourselves by failing to learn and speak this language.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 5/11/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.18" wide x 9.21" long x 0.93" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Introduction
Prologue: The Yellowwood and the Forgotten Creek
"Nature's Infinite Book": The Language of Landscape
Dwelling and Tongue: The Language of Landscape
Survival and Imagination: Reading and Telling the Meanings of Landscape
Artful Telling, Deep Reading: The Literature of Landscape
"Without Form and Void" to "Heaven and Earth": Landscape Composition
Is a Path Like a Noun, Flowing Like a Verb? Elements of Landscape and Language
Dynamic Weaving, Fabric of Stories: Shaping Landscape Context
Rules of Context: Landscape Grammar
Using the Language of Landscape: Pragmatics, Poetics, and Polemics
Shaping: Pragmatics of Landscape Expression
A Rose Is Rarely Just a Rose: Poetics of Landscape
Polemical Landscapes
Epilogue: Reimagining Mill Creek
Notes
Sources
Acknowledgments
Index