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Poetry, Space, Landscape Toward a New Theory

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ISBN-10: 0521673496

ISBN-13: 9780521673495

Edition: N/A

Authors: Chris Fitter

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Why was the art of landscape painting invented in the fifth century BC, abandoned with the collapse of Rome, and revived again in the High Middle Ages? Did the Greeks, or the ancient Christians perceive the natural world differently from the way we do now? In Poetry, Space, Landscape, Chris Fitter traces the history of nature-sensibility from the ancient world to the English Renaissance, setting poems and paintings in the widely differing cultural contexts that created them. He suggests a new social and historical theory of the conceptualisation of space, explaining the rise and fall of the idea of 'landscape'. And he argues that enduring basic categories of perception create different…    
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Book details

List price: $56.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.50" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

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Toward a theory of +landscape+ and landscape perception
The values of landscape: an historical outline in the ancient world
Landscape and the Bible
Late antiquity and the Church Fathers
Medieval into Renaissance
Seventeenth-century English poetry
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