By Hannes Palang, Gary Fry (auth.), Hannes Palang, Gary Fry (eds.)

This ebook has been initiated by way of the workshop on Cultural background in altering landscapes, held throughout the IALE (International organization for panorama Ecology) ecu convention that all started in Stockholm, Sweden, in June two hundred 1 and endured around the Baltic to Tartu, Estonia, in JUly. The papers offered on the workshop were supported by means of invited contributions that tackle a much wider diversity of the cultural historical past administration matters and learn interfaces required to check cultural landscapes. The booklet makes a speciality of panorama interfaces. either those we discover in the market within the panorama and those we are facing whereas doing learn. we are hoping that this ebook is helping if to not utilize those interfaces, then a minimum of to map them and bridge a number of the gaps among them. The editors desire to thank these humans assisting us to collect this assortment. to start with our gratitude is going to the authors who contributed to the ebook. we wish to thank Marc Antrop, Mats Widgren, Roland Gustavsson, Marion Pots chin, Barbel Tress, Tiina Peil, Helen Soovali and Anu Printsmann for his or her quickly and valuable suggestion, reviews and reviews throughout the diversified levels of enhancing. Helen Soovali and Anu Printsmann including Piret Pungas - thanks for technical help.

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This is not to say that locality - at the historical roots of landscape meaning - does not remain significant, only that it must not be the scale of closure, and that much work, both scientific and 20 Chapter 2 - Cosgrove interpretative, remains to be done if genuinely 'European' policies of landscape protection and planning are to be achieved. Beyond their specific conclusions, studies such as Vera's and Olwig's also lead to the common recognition that landscape policy cannot afford to ignore a constantly revising ecological science, but that such science is itself historically and geographically contingent.

Rowntree (1996) goes on to identify nine directions that further landscape studies have taken: landscape as ecological artifact, landscape as evidence for origins and diffusion; landscape as material culture; urban landscapes; art, literature and landscape meaning; landscape as visual resource; landscape as ideology; landscape's role in the production and maintenance of social categories; and landscape as text, symbols and signs. Rowntree concludes: "Cultural landscape will remain a fundamental concept in human geography more because of its momentum than because of its conceptual clarity.

Geographers as well as cultural anthropologists came together at the Princeton symposium of 1955 on Man's Role in Changing the Face of the Earth (Thomas 1956). It can be mentioned here that the symposium was dedicated to the geographer George Perkins Marsh, whose book Man and Nature; Or, Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action had appeared in 1864 and inspired the environmental movement (Olwig 1980). A new symposium held in 1990 was entitled The Earth Transformed by Human Action (Turner et al.

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