Melancholy and the Landscape : Locating Sadness, Memory and Reflection in the Landscape, Paperback / softback Book

Melancholy and the Landscape : Locating Sadness, Memory and Reflection in the Landscape Paperback / softback

Part of the Routledge Research in Landscape and Environmental Design series

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Written as an advocacy of melancholy's value as part of landscape experience, this book situates the concept within landscape's aesthetic traditions, and reveals how it is a critical part of ethics and empathy.

With a history that extends back to ancient times, melancholy has hovered at the edges of the appreciation of landscape, including the aesthetic exertions of the eighteenth-century.

Implicated in the more formal categories of the Sublime and the Picturesque, melancholy captures the subtle condition of beautiful sadness. The book proposes a range of conditions which are conducive to melancholy, and presents examples from each, including: The Void, The Uncanny, Silence, Shadows and Darkness, Aura, Liminality, Fragments, Leavings, Submersion, Weathering and Patina.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 184 pages, 20 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Theory of architecture
  • ISBN: 9781138588769

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