1: Introduction.: Land into Landscape 2: Subject or Setting? Landscape and Renaissance Painting 3: Landscape as Amenity 4: Topography and the Beau Ideal 5: Framing the View 6: 'Astonished beyond Expression':Landscape, the Sublime, and the Unrepresentable 7: Landscape and Politics 8: Nature as Picture or Process? 9: Landscape into Land: Earth Works, Art, and Environment Notes; List of Illustrations; Bibliographic Essay; Timeline; Index
Malcolm Andrews is Professor of Victorian and Visual Studies at the University of Kent. He is the author of Dickens on England and the English, The Search for the Picturesque, and Dickens and the Grown-up Child. He has edited a three-volume anthology, The Picturesque: Sources and Documents and is currently editor of the journal The Dickensian.
"A splendid text ... with images both celebrated and startling, he shows landscape as a contruction, a theatre in which humans act and enjoy seeing themselves act."--Professor Richard Thomson, Edinburgh University
"A very accomplished surveyof a notoriously complex and elusive subject ... nothing--not even words like 'environment' and 'art' is left unquestioned."--Andrew Wilton, Keeper and Senior Research Fellow, Tate Gallery
"Highly intelligent ... it insists that hte making of landscape is inseperable from the history of the moment of its production, but also recognizes the intense personal experiences that motivate it."--Professor John House, Courtauld Institute of Art