Landscape Series

Landscape Perspectives

The Holistic Nature of Landscape

Authors: Antrop, Marc, Van Eetvelde, Veerle

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  • Comprehensive overview of landscape research, its history and the disciplines involved
  • Focus upon the holistic nature of the landscape and its power as an integrating concept, bridging natural and human sciences
  • Different perspectives from human and natural sciences on the study of landscape are discussed
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Climb a mountain and experience the landscape. Try to grasp its holistic nature. Do not climb alone, but with others and share your experience. Be sure the ways of seeing the landscape will be very different. We experience the landscape with all senses as a complex, dynamic and hierarchically structured whole. The landscape is tangible out there and simultaneously a mental reality. Several perspectives are obvious because of language, culture and background. Many disciplines developed to study the landscape focussing on specific interest groups and applications. Gradually the holistic way of seeing became lost. 

This book explores the different perspectives on the landscape in relation to its holistic nature. We start from its multiple linguistic meanings and a comprehensive overview of the development of landscape research from its geographical origins to the wide variety of today’s specialised disciplines and interest groups. Understanding the different perspectives on the landscapes and bringing them together is essential in transdisciplinary approaches where the landscape is the integrating concept.

About the authors

Marc Antrop is emeritus professor at the Department of Geography, research unit Landscape Research, University of Ghent (Belgium). He is a geographer and his research focuses on a holistic approach of the landscape, integrating a variety of perspectives, combining landscape ecology, historical geography, landscape perception and landscape visualisation and design. 

Veerle Van Eetvelde is associate professor in the Department of Geography research unit Landscape Research, Ghent University (Belgium). She is geographer and spatial planner and her research range from landscape ecology, landscape preference, historical geography, landscape and heritage management and planning. She is active in the European chapter of the Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE-Europe), UNISCAPE and European projects related with landscape and cultural heritage.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • The Holistic Nature of Landscape – Landscape as an Integrating Concept

    Pages 1-9

    Antrop, Marc (et al.)

  • The History of Landscape Research

    Pages 11-33

    Antrop, Marc (et al.)

  • The Multiple Meanings of Landscape

    Pages 35-60

    Antrop, Marc (et al.)

  • Approaches in Landscape Research

    Pages 61-80

    Antrop, Marc (et al.)

  • Basic Concepts of a Complex Spatial System

    Pages 81-101

    Antrop, Marc (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscape Perspectives
Book Subtitle
The Holistic Nature of Landscape
Authors
Series Title
Landscape Series
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-1183-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-1183-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-1181-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-1504-9
Series ISSN
1572-7742
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 436
Number of Illustrations
228 b/w illustrations
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