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
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 184 pages, 20 Halftones, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 10/04/2018
- Category: Theory of architecture
- ISBN: 9781138588769