Landscape and Power in Geographical Space as a Social-Aesthetic Construct

Authors: Kühne, Olaf

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  • Presents a systematic distinction between the level of societal constructions of landscape, its updating by the individual agents themselves and the physical space
  • Examines the relationship between societal and individual landscape notions in their feedback references to physical space
  • Includes landscape-theoretical considerations as well as numerous empirical studies, mainly in the form of case studies
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This book examines the power definiteness of landscape from a social constructivist perspective with a particular focus on the importance of aesthetic concepts of landscape in development. It seeks to answer the question of how societal notions of landscape emerge, how they are individually updated and how these ideas affect the use and design of physical space. It also analyzes how physical manifestations of societal activity impact on understandings of individual and societal landscapes and addresses the essential aspect of the social construction of landscape, cultural specificity, which in turn is discussed in the context of the expansion of a western landscape concept. The book offers an unprecedented, comprehensive and detailed examination of societal power relations in the context of landscape development. The numerous case studies from the physical manifestation of modern spatial planning in the United States, the power discourses concerning the design of model railway landscapes, and the medial production of stereotypical landscape notions shed light on the complex and multilayered interactions of collective and individual landscape references. It is a valuable resource for geographers, sociologists, landscape architects, landscape planners and philosophers.

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Dr. Olaf Kühne, born in 1973, is Professor  for Regional Development at University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, Germany. The geographer and sociologist is specialized in landscape theory, urban and regional development as well as in landscape development. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscape and Power in Geographical Space as a Social-Aesthetic Construct
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72902-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72902-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72901-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89220-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 256
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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