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Geography and vision, seeing, imagining and representing the world, Denis Cosgrove

"Leading geographer Denis Cosgrove provides a series of personal reflections on the complex connections between seeing, imagining and representing the world geographically. In a series of eloquent essays he draws upon pictorial images - including maps, sketches, cartoons, paintings, and photographs - to explore and elaborate upon the many and varied ways in which the vast and varied earth, and at times the heavens beyond, have been both imagined and represented as a place of human habitation. The essays include reflections upon geographical discovery; urban cartography and utopian visions; ideas of landscape and the shaping of America; wilderness and masculinity; conceptions of the Pacific; and the imaginative grip of the Equator. Extensively illustrated, this engaging work reveals the richness of the geographical imagination as expressed over the past five centuries."--Bloomsbury publishing
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Landscape, map and vision; Part I: Geographic and cosmological visions; Chapter 1: Geography and Vision; Chapter 2: Extra-terrestrial geography; Part II: Landscape Visions: Europe; Chapter 3: Gardening the Renaissance world; Chapter 4: Mapping Arcadia; Part III: Landscape Visions: America; Chapter 5: Measures of America; Chapter 6: Wilderness, habitable earth and the nation; Part IV: John Ruskin: vision, landscape and mapping; Chapter 7: The morphological eye; Chapter 8: Ruskin's European visions
Literary Form
non fiction
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (269 p.)
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