Landscapes Beyond Land

Author: Arnar Árnason
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857456717
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Landscapes Beyond Land. Land is embedded in a multitude of material and cultural contexts, through which the human experience of landscape emerges. Ethnographers, with their participative methodologies, long-term co-residence, and concern with the quotidian aspects of the places where they work, are well positioned to describe landscapes in this fullest of senses. The contributors explore how landscapes become known primarily through movement and journeying rather than stasis. Working across four continents, they explain how landscapes are constituted and recollected in the stories people tell of their journeys through them, and how, in turn, these stories are embedded in landscaped forms.

Forest Restoration In Landscapes

Author: Stephanie Mansourian
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387291121
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Forest Restoration In Landscapes. This book, published in cooperation with WWF International, integrates the restoration of forest functions into landscape conservation plans. The contents represent the collective body of knowledge and experience of WWF and its many partners - collected here for the first time. This guide will serve as a first stop for practitioners and researchers in many organizations and regions, and as a key reference on the subject.

Beyond The Horizon

Author: Valerie Hearder
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1571205187
Size: 16.61 MB
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Beyond The Horizon. Learn firsthand from this award-winning quilt artist how to make miniature fabric landscapes. Valerie is internationally known for her vibrant and expressive landscapes. Her love of fabric combined with free-form landscape design will spark your creativity. She introduces you to her unique method of cut and collage piecing with appliqué work and fabric embellishments. Step-by-step instructions and stunning examples help you discover your abilities as a designer of original creations. The landscapes are beautiful, inspiring, and fascinating - the ideal form for spontaneous, pattern-free composition.

The Shawnees And The War For America

Author: Colin Calloway
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101202475
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The Shawnees And The War For America. With the courage and resilience embodied by their legendary leader Tecumseh, the Shawnees waged a war of territorial and cultural resistance for half a century. Noted historian Colin G. Calloway details the political and legal battles and the bloody fighting on both sides for possession of the Shawnees? land, while imbuing historical figures such as warrior chief Tecumseh, Daniel Boone, and Andrew Jackson with all their ambiguity and complexity. More than defending their territory, the Shawnees went to war to preserve a way of life and their own deeply held vision of what their nation should be.

Earthworks And Beyond

Author: John Beardsley
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Earthworks And Beyond. This invaluable volume now includes the most recent efforts by artistsGÇöoften in collaboration with architects and city plannersGÇöto transform ravaged landscapes and desolate cityscapes into pleasure-giving parks and artworks. The book begins with an enlightening introduction tracing the historical roots of art in the landscape: Stonehenge, Indian mounds, cliff dwellings, park design from 18th-century England to modern-day golf courses. The opening chapter deals with such innovative artists as Robert Smithson, Nancy Holt, Walter De Maria, and Christo, who in the 1960s began to free their art from the confines of tradition by constructing monumental sculptures in the environment. The following chapters discuss their predecessors, peers, and successors, including Constantin Brancusi, Herbert Bayer, Richard Long, James Turrell, and many others. The final four chapters (chapter 7 is entirely new) explore at length the increasing involvement of artists in land reclamation and urban design, featuring projects by Michael Heizer, Nancy Holt, Mel Chin, Maya Lin, and many others.

Landscapes Documents And Maps

Author: Brian K. Roberts
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 178297427X
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Landscapes Documents And Maps. The last half century has seen many studies of the origin of the English village. As a cross-disciplinary enquiry this book integrates materials from geography, history, economic history, archaeology, place-name studies, anthropology and even church architecture. These provide varied foundations, but the underlying subject matter always engages with landscape studies. Beginning with a rigorous examination of evidence hidden within the surviving village and hamlet plans seen on eighteenth and nineteenth century maps, the first half of the book shows how these can be classified, mapped, analysed and then interpreted as important parts of former medieval landscapes. Many specific case-studies are built into the argument, all being drawn from the author's lifetime work on northern England, and accessible language is employed. From this base, the argument develops, with the objective of integrating landscape studies with the descriptive and analytical practices of history, and drawing these together by using the cartographic methods of historical geography. This foundation leads gently into deeper waters; to the landed estates in which all settlements developed and the farming and social systems of which they were a part; to the land holding arrangements that were integrated into the physical plans, providing methods of sharing out the agricultural resources of arable, meadow, woodland and common grazings; and finally to the social divisions present within a changing society. A wholly new theme is found in the argument that certain types of land tenure were associated with a class of officer, land agent or dreng , who in northern England was often linked with the provision of tenants for new villages. It is clear from the evidence amassed that the deliberate founding of new villages and the establishment of new plans on older sites was taking place in the centuries between about AD 900 and 1250. Finally, the study moves beyond the North of England to review the European roots of planned villages and hamlets, and concludes with a challenging hypothesis about their origin in the whole of England. This provides pointers towards future enquiry.

In Service Of The Wild

Author: Stephanie Mills
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780807085356
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In Service Of The Wild. Describes efforts to authentically restore damaged ecosystems to their original conditions and explains why restoration is important