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Thinking through Landscape


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Part 1: The Waves of History 1. Landscape and Thought 2. The Landscape without Landscape Architects 3. The Waves of History Part 2: The Earth, Acting on its Own 4. The Almond Tree, Barley and the Olive Tree 5. Earthly Leisure 6. The Countryside and the Obscure Female Part 3: The Third Day of the Third Month 7. The Cave with the Goat-foot 8. The Descent of the Tichka 9. The Witnesses to the Birth of the Landscape Part 4: They do not know how to look 10. Lunch on the Asqqif 11. The Quest for Authenticity 12. Xie Lingyun's Principle Part 5: While having substance, it tends towards the Spirit 13. The Principle of Zong Bing 14. Down with Harmony! 15. Modern De-Cosmisation Part 6: Obscure Thing before it is said 16. From the Earth 17. The Profound Meaning of the Landscape 18. There is our Authenticity Part 7: Codicil 19. For Those Who Would Want to Overcome Modernity Conclusion: Landscape and Reality

About the Author

Augustin Berque is Professor at the EHESS, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, University of Paris, France


"This book offers a critical survey of landscape thought and theory for students and professionals in the fields of landscape studies, environmental philosophy, cultural geography and environmental history. The author expresses his aspiration for a landscape where life is good while calling for living a life in agreement with nature." - Dr. Sen Wang, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa

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