Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A Phenomenology of Landscape : Places, Paths and Monuments

A Phenomenology of Landscape : Places, Paths and Monuments 
 (Explorations in Anthropology)
PDF | 224 pages | 16,5 Mb 

This book is an extended photographic essay about topographic features of the landscape. It integrates philosophical approaches to landscape perception with anthropological studies of the significance of the landscape in small-scale societies. This perspective is used to examine the relationship between prehistoric sites and their topographic settings. The author argues that the architecture of Neolithic stone tombs acts as a kind of camera lens focussing attention on landscape features such as rock outcrops, river valleys, mountain spurs in their immediate surroundings. These monuments played an active role in socializing the landscape and creating meaning in it.

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