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Culture, Landscapes, and the Environment: The Linacre Lectures

Edited By: Kate Flint and Howard Morphy

170 pages, 36 text-figures

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Nov 2000 | #112014 | ISBN: 0198233787
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About this book

This exciting collection of new essays looks freshly at culture, landscape and the environment. Its topics include the impact of eighteenth-century industry on English topography, the anthropology of the land in Papua New Guinea, ancient British earthworks, aboriginal paintings, and aboriginal spatial awareness, Impressionist ways of seeing, the Victorians and glass, and Victorian animals.


Contents

INTRODUCTION; 1. 'In England's Green and Pleasant Land': The English Enlightenment and the Environment; 2. Environments Within: An Ethnographic Commentary on Scale; 3. Ways of Place-making; 4. Landscapes with People; 5. The French Nineteenth-century Landscape; 6. Technology and Text: Glass Consciousness and Nineteenth-century Culture; 7. Our Animal Environment; 8. Environment as Heritage

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