Numanities - Arts and Humanities in Progress

Spaces and Meanings

Semantics of the Cultural Landscape

Authors: Lavrenova, Olga

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  • Introduces a new conceptual semiotic framework on cultural landscape
     
    Explores and analyzes the cultural landscape as a metaphor
     
    Examines the problem of relationships between culture and space 

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This book examines the problem of relationships between culture and space. Highlighting the use of semiotics of culture as a basic concept of research, it describes the power of the cultural landscape in the context of culture philosophical research. Opening with a discussion of the existence of culture in space, it establishes basic concepts such as noosphere and pneumatosphere. The author acknowledges the early contributions of thinkers like Vladimir Vernadsky and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, who first observed that human activity has become a geological force.

Introducing time and space to the discussion, the author then describes the nature of mythological time, eternity versus timelessness, and the semantics of sacred landscapes, space and ritual. These concepts are further developed in discussions of the metaphorical nature of cultural landscape, and the city as metaphor.

The book explores semiotics in the cultural landscape, examining the genesis of concepts from geographical images to signs and the axiological dimension of geographical images. In her approach to the idea of cultural landscape as text, she provides detailed examples, including the Russian landscape as agent provocateur of the text, and the culture philosophical aspects and semantics of travel.

It establishes the cultural landscape as a phenomenon of culture that is fixed in geographical space with the help of semiotic mechanisms—a specific area of culture of life possessing functional and ontological self-sufficiency.

This book appeals readers and researchers interested in the philosophy of culture, semiotics of space, and the philosophical dimensions of culture and geography.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spaces and Meanings
Book Subtitle
Semantics of the Cultural Landscape
Authors
Series Title
Numanities - Arts and Humanities in Progress
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15168-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15168-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15167-6
Series ISSN
2510-442X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 216
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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