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Island Landscapes: An Expression of European Culture

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By: Gloria Pungetti (Editor)

302 pages, 110 b/w photos, 45 b/w illustrations, 8 tables


Hardback | 2016 | #233001 | ISBN-13: 9781472425447
Available for pre-order: Due Dec 2016 Details
NHBS Price: £94.99 $116/€107 approx

About this book

Island Landscapes takes a critical look at the evolution of European islandscapes and seascapes to examine the conditions facing them in the twenty first century. Considering island landscapes as an expression of European culture, this book envisages future trends and presents clearly the need to find a balance between preservation and development to ensure sustainability.

Both large and small islands are illustrated in Island Landscapes including the British Isles, Malta and Cyprus as well as archipelagos in Norway, Italy and Greece. Their unique identities and values reveal the remarkable breadth of cultural heritage possessed by these diverse European islands. An interdisciplinary approach is applied to the history, perception, characterisation and planning of islandscape and seascape in Europe, to support culturally-oriented strategies for these fragile landscapes.


1. Introduction: European culture, island landscape and the ESLAND perspective (Gloria Pungetti),
2. European island landscape and seascape (Gloria Pungetti)

Part I Island Landscape History
3. Island landscape history: the Isles of Scilly, UK (Oliver Rackham),
4. Saaremaa: tackling landscape history in Estonia (Oliver Rackham),
5. Landscape history of Cyprus: a preliminary account (Oliver Rackham),
6. Landscape history of Korcula, Croatia (Sani Sardelic),
7. Vineyards: a cultural landscape on the island of Ischia, Italy (Mauro Buonincontri, Emilia Allevato, Antonella Monaco, Antonello Migliozzi and Gaetano Di Pasquale)
8. Cultural olive landscape around the royal cities of North West Sardinia, Italy (Sandro Dettori, Maria Rosaria Filigheddu and Matilde Schirru),
9. Cultural traces and landscape changes on Asinara, Italy (Gloria Pungetti, Pierpaolo Congiatu and Sandro Dettori),
10. Man-environment relationships in the prehistoric Gulf of Oristano in Sardinia, Italy (Anna Depalmas, Rita Melis and Marco Zedda),

Part II Island Landscape Character,
11. Characterising islandscapes: the case of Cyprus (Ioannis Vogiatzakis, Maria Zomeni and Vassilis Trigkas),
12. Landscape character assessment and regional landscape strategy in the Azores, Portugal (Rosario Oliveira and Nuno Guiomar),
13. The importance of grazing, haymaking and local heritage on the Vega archipelago of Norway (Consuelo Griggio),
14. Island landscapes of the Antalya region in Turkey: their names as a reflection of landscape character (Meryem Atik, Burcu Ertan and Ekin Oktay),
15. The character of island vineyard landscape in Pantelleria and Giglio, Italy (Gianluca Macchi)
16. Landscape character assessment of the island of Bornholm, Denmark (Ole Hjorth Caspersen),
17. Cultural heritage hotspots and island landscape diversity in the Aegean archipelago, Greece (Maria Panitsa and Panayotis Dimopoulos),
18. Rural settlements as islands: the unique character of the Sulcis landscape in Sardinia, Italy (Sara Impera)

Part III Island Landscape Identity,
19. Island landscape identity: concepts, methods and applications in Venice, Italy (Gloria Pungetti, Valentina Stefanini and Suzanna Miles),
20. Landscape identity and the island of Korcula, Croatia (Marko Prem, Sani Sardelic and Gloria Pungetti),
21. Landscape identity of Cyprus (Ioannis Vogiatzakis, Vassilis Trigkas and Maria Zomeni),
22. Rural landscape identity and public perception: the islands of Ist and Skarda, Croatia (Vlatka Colic),
23. Considering the social sustainability of rural landscape in Sardinia, Italy: the role of local identities (Graziella Benedetto and Maria Paola Sini),
24. Starting over from the landscape: Iceland between crisis and identity (Giacomo Cavuta, Marina Fuschi and Luca Zarrilli),
25. Shaping the Isles of Scilly, UK: the interplay of landscape and environment (Dave Hooley)
26. The Lun landscape on Pag, Croatia: the olive trees of people and their times (Jadran Kale),

Part IV Island Landscape Scenario, Planning and Tools,
27. Landscape scenarios for Saaremaa, Estonia: making heritage operational (Mart Kulvik, Jaak Kliimask, Gloria Niin, Peeter Vassiljev, Miguel Villoslada Pecin and Karl Hansson),
28. Scenario planning for traditional Mediterranean rural landscape on the Island of Cyprus (Jala Makhzoumi),
29. Landscape scenario for a nature park on Northern Bornholm, Denmark (Ole Hjorth Caspersen),
30. Tools for reading the landscape: the briccole in the lagoon of Venice, Italy (Catherine Szanto),
31. Contested values and perceptions of urban landscapes in Malta: reconceptualising environmental assessments (Steven Vella),
32. The regional landscape plan of Sardinia, Italy (Marco Melis),
33. Toolkits to read European island landscapes: the ESLAND approach (Sandro Dettori and Gloria Pungetti)
34. Island landscapes from cloud communities (Marco Platania and Salvo Torre), Epilogue,
35. Conclusions: island landscape and seascape yet to come (Gloria Pungetti and Jala Makhzoumi)

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Gloria Pungetti is Founder Director of the Cambridge Centre for Landscape and People and Chair of the Darwin College Society at the University of Cambridge, UK, as well as Chair of Biocultural Landscape and Seascape at DIPNET, University of Sassari, Italy. She has an extensive record of publications and coordinates international initiatives and European projects including ESLAND, European Culture expressed in Island Landscapes. Her advances in holistic landscape research, biocultural landscape and seascape have received international acclaim.

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