Emerging Landscapes: Between Production and Representation

Emerging Landscapes: Between Production and Representation

By: Dr. Eugenie Shinkle (author), Krystallia Kamvasinou (author), Davide Deriu (author), Dr. Eugenie Shinkle (editor)Hardback

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Emerging Landscapes brings together scholars and practitioners working in a wide range of disciplines within the fields of the built environment and visual arts to explore landscape as an idea, an image, and a material practice in an increasingly globalized world. Drawing on the synergies between the fields of architecture and photography, this collection takes a multidisciplinary approach, combining practice-based research with scholarly essays. It explores and critically reassesses the interface between representation - the imaginary and symbolic shaping of the human environment - and production - the physical and material changes wrought on the land. At a time of environmental crisis and the 'end of nature, 'shifting geopolitical boundaries and economic downturn, Emerging Landscapes reflects on the state of landscape and its future, mapping those practices that creatively address the boundaries between possibility, opportunity and action in imagining and shaping landscape.

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About Author

Dr Davide Deriu is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture, Krystallia Kamvasinou is a Researcher in Architecture and the Built Environment and Dr Eugenie Shinkle is Senior Lecturer in Photographic Theory and Criticism, all at the University of Westminster, UK.

Contents

Contents: Introduction; Part I Picturing Global Change: Inhabiting the metropolis, Gabriele Basilico; Some dry space: an inhabited American West, Michael Light; Prelude to a future: global risk and environmental apocalypse in contemporary landscape photography, Eugenie Shinkle; Liquid history, anxious future: the Thames estuary, a landscape under threat, Frank Watson; Desires grown solid: shopping centre interiors, Fergus Heron. Part II Alternative Fields of Vision: The military spatial complex: interpreting the emerging spaces of British militarism, Matthew Flintham; Truthing gap - imagining a relational geography of the sub-maritime, Rona Lee; In transition, Andrew Langford; Landscape: beyond the margins of vision, Christophe Girot; Landscape and fluid imaging of the emerging city, Gary D. Sampson. Part III Transitional Landscapes and Critical Praxis: Beyond the desert of the real: regenerative narratives in the cityscape, Lawrence Bird; Towards an emergent knowledge of the margins: reflections on an urban retreat, Emma Cocker; On the possibility of a re-emergent landscape in Dublin, Ireland, Samantha L. Martin-McAuliffe; Reimagining interim landscapes, Krystallia Kamvasinou; Fencing in and weeding out: curating nature at former Nazi concentration camp sites and mass graves in Europe, Jessica Rapson. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/04/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781409467052
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781409467052
  • weight: 990
  • ISBN10: 1409467058

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