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Synopsis: `God made the country, man made the town.'
William Cowper's words, written two centuries ago, underline an idealisation of rural life and landscape which persists to this day.
What are the main historical processes and ideas underlying the continuing attachment to the countryside? How have these shaped popular values and lifestyles influenced artistic expression, defined attitudes to nature, country life and 8andscape, and affected the development of both rural and urban landscapes? What are the consequences for society and the environment? These are the central questions addressed in this book.
The Countryside Ideal draws together diverse images of landscape to explore this preoccupation with place, culture and representation in the West.
Review: ` ... is to be welcomed, not least of all because it provides the clearest and most comprehensive account yet of ways in which attitudes towards the countryside are embedded in a long history of urban-based gowth and change. The scholarly and authoritative text (enriched by a selection of telling illustrations) will be of immense value to researchers and students alike.' - Planning Perspectives
Title: The Countryside Ideal: Anglo-American Images...
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: New
Book Description Routledge, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0415104343
Book Description Florence, Kentucky, U.S.A.: Routledge, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. The hardcover edition. "One of the contradictions of modern urban civilisation is the persistence of a nostalgia for rural life and landscape which has raised the countryside to an idealised status. So far the discussion of this phenomenon has been restricted to the relatively narrow perspectives of literary and intellectual history. This book broadens the analysis of the countryside ideal by exploring the relationships between its cultural origins and its manifestation in contemporary landscapes. The Countryside Ideal examines the main historical processes and ideas underlying the continuing attachment to the countryside, and how these have influenced popular values and lifestyles, defined attitudes to nature, country life and landscape, and affected the development of rural and urban landscapes. The cultural geographical framework recognises the particular strength of the countryside ideal in Anglo-American culture, and explores the similarities and differences in its British and North American expression. This book draws together diverse images of landscape to explore the preoccupation with place, culture and representation in the West. " (Publisher). Seller Inventory # HB3158
Book Description Routledge, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 256 pages. 9.75x6.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0415104343
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