Understanding Ordinary Landscapes

How does knowledge of everyday environments foster deeper understanding of both past and present cultural life? Traditional studies in this field have been of rural life.

Understanding Ordinary Landscapes

Author: Paul Groth

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300072037

Page: 272

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How does knowledge of everyday environments foster deeper understanding of both past and present cultural life? Traditional studies in this field have been of rural life. Here, contributors explore aspects of the emergent field of urban cultural landscape studies--with the challenging issues of class, race, ethnicity, and subculture--to demonstrate the value of investigating the many meanings of ordinary settings. 67 illustrations.

Ordinary Landscapes Special Places

Understanding. historic. suburbs. Figure 73 Frank Green, a local artist, has
documented many buildings and street scenes in Anfield and Breckfield, often
prompted by impending change. This detail of a watercolour, painted in 1971,
shows the ...

Ordinary Landscapes  Special Places

Author: Adam Menuge

Publisher: Historic England

ISBN: 1848023146

Page: 304

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Most of England's larger towns and cities are ringed by extensive suburbs dating from the 19th and 20th centuries, ranging from the opulent, spacious and leafy villa suburbs of the prosperous middle class to the dense gridirons of working-class and lower middle-class housing. The product of rapid urbanisation and industrialisation, these suburbs, once derided or disregarded, now face major change themselves. This book explores the development of one area of Liverpool's suburbs, examining the forces that shaped it and explaining the patterns that we see in the landscape today. The story that emerges will surprise many, and may prompt a re-evaluation of these 'ordinary' places.

Monuments and Memory Made and Unmade

David Lowenthal , “ European Landscape Transformations : The Rural Residue ,
" in Understanding Ordinary Landscapes , ed . Paul Groth and Todd Bressi ( New
Haven : Yale University Press , 1997 ) , 184 . 21. Dell Upton , “ Seen , Unseen ...

Monuments and Memory  Made and Unmade

Author: Robert S. Nelson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226571577

Page: 345

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How do some monuments become so socially powerful that people seek to destroy them? After ignoring monuments for years, why must we now commemorate public trauma, but not triumph, with a monument? To explore these and other questions, Robert S. Nelson and Margaret Olin assembled essays from leading scholars about how monuments have functioned throughout the world and how globalization has challenged Western notions of the "monument." Examining how monuments preserve memory, these essays demonstrate how phenomena as diverse as ancient drum towers in China and ritual whale-killings in the Pacific Northwest serve to represent and negotiate time. Connecting that history to the present with an epilogue on the World Trade Center, Monuments and Memory, Made and Unmade is pertinent not only for art historians but for anyone interested in the turbulent history of monuments—a history that is still very much with us today. Contributors: Stephen Bann, Jonathan Bordo, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jas Elsner, Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Robert S. Nelson, Margaret Olin, Ruth B. Phillips, Mitchell Schwarzer, Lillian Lan-ying Tseng, Richard Wittman, Wu Hung

Theorizing the Southeast Asian City as Text

Crump, J.R. “What cannot be seen will not be heard: The production of landscape
in Moline, Illinois.” Ecumene, 6(3): 1999, 295-317. Cybriwsky ... Understanding
Ordinary Landscapes, P. Groth and T.W. Bressi (eds.). New Haven, Conn.; Yale ...

Theorizing the Southeast Asian City as Text

Author: Robbie B H Goh

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814486590

Page: 228

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Theorizing the Southeast Asian City as Text examines the ways in which culture, ethnicity, languages, traditions, governance, policies and histories interplay in the creation of the urban experiences in contemporary Southeast Asian cities. It focuses on the ways in which urban spatial forms are textual experiences, subject to interpretative strategies and the influence of other discourses. In addition it also analyzes the experiences of modernization in such cities, but also in terms of the strategies of containment, refurbishment, and loss which this has occasioned. Contents:Urbanism and Post-Colonial Nationalities: Theorizing the Southeast Asian City (R B H Goh & B S A Yeoh)Reading the Southeast Asian City in the Context of Rapid Economic Growth (K S Tay & R B H Goh)“The Rise of the Merlion”: Monument and Myth in the Making of the Singapore Story (B S A Yeoh & T C Chang)Things to a Void: Utopian Discourse, Communality and Constructed Interstices in Singapore Public Housing (R B H Goh)Selective Disclosure: Romancing the Singapore River (S Huang & T C Chang)Malaysia's High-Tech Cities and the Construction of Intelligent Citizenship (T Bunnell)Museum/City/Nation: Negotiating Identities in Urban Museums in Indonesia and Singapore (K M Adams)The Urban and the Urbane: Modernization, Modernism and the Rebirth of Singaporean Cinema (A R Guneratne)Benjamin in Bombay? An Asian Extrapolation (R Patke) Readership: Undergraduates, graduate students, academics and professionals in architecture and urban planning. Keywords:Urban Studies;Southeast Asian Cities;Society and Culture;Literature;MediaReviews:“… there is much of value in the book both theoretically and empirically and it certainly deserves a readership beyond those interested in South-east Asia … this edited collection provides a good illustration of the benefits of taking the cultural turn, interpreting texts very broadly to cover anything from the built environment through museums and films as cultural artifacts to the role of the flâneur in construing rather than constructing the city.”Urban Studies

Ghostly Landscapes

Chapter Two Cinematic Apertures: Carlos Saura's Untimely Landscapes Visibility
is a complex system of permission ... Understanding Ordinary Landscapes (
Upton 1997, 176) Holding Time in Place How do images allow us to understand
a ...

Ghostly Landscapes

Author: Patricia M. Keller

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442618949

Page: 280

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In Ghostly Landscapes, Patricia M. Keller analyses the aesthetics of haunting and the relationship between ideology and image production by revisiting twentieth-century Spanish history through the camera’s lens. Through its vision she demonstrates how the traumatic losses of the Spanish Civil War and their systematic denial and burial during the fascist dictatorship have constituted fertile territory for the expressions of loss, uncanny return, and untimeliness that characterize the aesthetic presence of the ghost. Examining fascist documentary newsreels, countercultural art films from the Spanish New Wave, and conceptual landscape photographs created since the transition to democracy, Keller reveals how haunting serves to mourn loss, redefine space and history, and confirm the significance of lives and stories previously hidden or erased. Her richly illustrated book constitutes a significant reevaluation of fascist and post-fascist Spanish visual culture and a unique theorization of haunting as an aesthetic register inextricably connected to the visual and the landscape.

Everyday America

A collection of seventeen essays examining the field of American cultural landscapes past and present. The role of J. B. Jackson and his influence on the field is a explored in many of them.

Everyday America

Author: Chris Wilson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520229617

Page: 385

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A collection of seventeen essays examining the field of American cultural landscapes past and present. The role of J. B. Jackson and his influence on the field is a explored in many of them.

The Interpretation of Ordinary Landscapes

The study of the cultural meaning of landscapes is of increasing interest in several fields. This book attempts to open up the subject to a wider audience, and is the first to deal with the basic principles of reading the landscape'.

The Interpretation of Ordinary Landscapes

Author: Maxwell Research Professor of Geography Donald W Meinig

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195025361

Page: 255

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The study of the cultural meaning of landscapes is of increasing interest in several fields. This book attempts to open up the subject to a wider audience, and is the first to deal with the basic principles of reading the landscape'.

California Plain

In the present day, the word "landscape" is used primarily to describe "a portion
of territory that can be viewed at one ... 'Paul Groth and Todd W. Bressi, eds.,
Understanding Ordinary Landscapes (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997),

California Plain

Author: Morley Baer

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804742707

Page: 106

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Collects sixty-eight black-and-white photos of California barns by the late photographer, complemented by informed essays that introduce readers to the region's farmstead architecture and document many elements of the subject's vanishing landscape.

Key Methods in Geography

Cosgrove , D.E. ( 1993 ) The Palladian Landscape : Geographical Change and
its Cultural Representations in ... D.W. ( 1997 ) ' Landscape and archives as texts
' , in P. Groth and T. Bressi ( eds ) Understanding Ordinary Landscapes .

Key Methods in Geography

Author: Nicholas Clifford

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761974925

Page: 572

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Key Methods in Geography is an introduction for undergraduates to the principal methodological issues involved in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical information. It provides an accessible primer, which will be used by students as a reference throughout their degree, on all issues from research design to presentation. A unique feature of the book is that it provides definitions of terms from both human geography and physical geography. Organized into four parts: Getting Started in Geographical Research; Data Collection in Human Geography; Data Collection in Physical Geography; Analyzing and Representing Geographical Data. Each chapter is comprised of a short definition, a summary of the principal arguments, a substantive 5,000-word discussion, the use of real-life examples, and annotated notes for further reading. The teaching of research methods is integral in all geography courses. Key Methods in Geography identifies the key analytical and observational strategies with which all geography undergraduates should be conversant.

Working Forests in the Neotropics

The pristine myth: The landscape of the Americas in 1492. Annals of the ...
Misreading the African landscape: Society and ecology in a forest–savanna
mosaic. Cambridge, U.K.: ... Understanding ordinary landscapes. New Haven,

Working Forests in the Neotropics

Author: Daniel J. Zarin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231503032

Page: 416

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Neotropical forests sustain a wealth of biodiversity, provide a wide range of ecosystem services and products, and support the livelihoods of millions of people. But is forest management a viable conservation strategy in the tropics? Supporters of sustainable forest management have promoted it as a solution to problems of both biodiversity protection and economic stagnation. Detractors insist that any conservation strategy short of fully protected status is a waste of resources and that forest management actually hastens deforestation. By focusing on a set of critical issues and case studies, this book explores the territory between these positions, highlighting the major factors that contribute to or detract from the chances of achieving forest conservation through sustainable management.

Southeastern Geographer

Spectacle and society: Landscape as theater in premodern and postmodern
cities. In Understanding ordinary landscapes, eds. P. Groth and T. Bressi, 99–110
. New Haven: Yale University Press. Crandell, B. 2011. ''Former 'survivor' holds ...

Southeastern Geographer

Author: David M. Cochran Jr.

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807872598

Page: 160

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Table of Contents for Volume 52, Number 2 (Summer 2012) Cover Art: Southern Maryland Tobacco Barn Richard A. Russo Introduction David M. Cochran, Jr. and Carl A. Reese Part I: Papers ''Where Can I Build My Student Housing?'': The Politics of Studentification in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Graham Pickren The Making of the Piano Bar: Landscape, Art, and Discourse in Biscayne Bay Robert J. Kruse, II An Analysis of Differential Migration Patterns in the Black Belt and the New South Shrinidhi Ambinakudige, Domenico Parisi, and Steven M. Grice An Examination of Municipal Annexation Methods in North Carolina, 1990–2009 Russell M. Smith The 16 April 2011 EF3 Tornado in Greene County, Eastern North Carolina Thomas M. Rickenbach Transforming Mount Airy into Mayberry: Film-Induced Tourism as Place-Making Derek H. Alderman, Stefanie K. Benjamin, and Paige P. Schneider Part II: Reviews Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne Reviewed by Scott Brady The Battle for North Carolina's Coast: Evolutionary History, Present Crisis, and Vision for the Future by Stanley R. Riggs, Dorothea V. Ames, Stephen J. Culver, and David J. Mallinson Reviewed by Douglas W. Gamble

Environment and Planning

What aspects of landscape theory provide a useful lens for understanding the
production of unremarkable places like this ... For many ( but not all ) of those
concerned with understanding ordinary landscapes , the ultimate purpose is , in
Lewis ...

Environment and Planning





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International interdisciplinary journal discussing the relations between Society and Space. Space is broadly conceived: from landscapes of the body to global geographies; from cyberspace to old growth forests; as metaphorical and material; as theoretical construct and empirical fact. Covers both practical politics and the abstractions of social theory.

Entrepreneurial Vernacular

... Deryck W. Holdsworth , " Landscape and Archives as Texts , " and Dolores
Hayden , " Urban Landscape History : The Sense of Place and the Politics of
Space , " in Paul Groth and Todd W. Bressi , eds . , Understanding Ordinary
Landscapes ...

Entrepreneurial Vernacular

Author: Carolyn S. Loeb

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801866180

Page: 273

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Suburban subdivisions of individual family homes are so familiar a part of the American landscape that it is hard to imagine a time when they were not common in the U. S. The shift to large-scale speculative subdivisions is usually attributed to the period after World War II. In Entrepreneurial Vernacular: Developers' Subdivisions in the 1920s, Carolyn S. Loeb shows that the precedents for this change in single-family home design were the result of concerted efforts by entrepreneurial realtors and other housing professionals during the 1920s. In her discussion of the historical and structural forces that propelled this change, Loeb focuses on three typical speculative subdivisions of the 1920s and on the realtors, architects, and building-craftsmen who designed and constructed them. These examples highlight the "shared set of planning and design concerns" that animated realtors (whom Loeb sees as having played the "key role" in this process) and the network of housing experts with whom they associated. Decentralized and loosely coordinated, this network promoted home ownership through flexible strategies of design, planning, financing, and construction which the author describes as a new and "entrepreneurial" vernacular.

The Rural Landscape

1 Understanding Landscape The only proper way to learn about and understand
the landscape is to live in it , look at it ... It emphasizes things anyone can see ,
the vernacular , common , ordinary , everyday things of the people who live on
the ...

The Rural Landscape

Author: John Fraser Hart

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801857171

Page: 401

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In this book, John Fraser Hart offers a comprehensive handbook to understanding the elements that make up the rural landscape—those regions that lie at or beyond the fringes of modern metropolitan life. Though the last two centuries have seen an inversion in the portion of people living on farms to those in cities, the land still beckons, whether traversed in a car or train, scanned from far above, or as the locus of our food supply or leisure. The Rural Landscape provides a deceptively simple method for approaching the often complex and variegated shape of the land. Hart divides it into its mineral, vegetable, and animal components and shows how each are interdependent, using examples from across Europe and America. Looking at the land forms of southern England, for instance, he comments on the use of hedgerows to divide fields, the mineral or geomorphological features of the land determining where hedgerows will grow in service of the human animal's needs. Hart reveals the impact on the land of human culture and the basic imperative of making a living as well as the evolution of technical skills toward that end (as seen in the advance of barbed wire as a function of modern transportation). Hart describes with equal clarity the erosion of land to form river basins and the workings of a coal mine. He charts shifting patterns of crop rotation, from the medieval rota of food (wheat or rye), feed (barley or oats), and fallow (to restore the land) to modern two-crop cycle of corn and soybeans, made possible by fertilizers and pesticides. He comments on traditions of land division (it is almost impossible to find a straight line on a map of Europe) and inventories a variety of farm structures (from hop yards and oast houses to the use of dikes for irrigation). He identifies the relict features of the landscape—from low earthen terraces once used in the southern United States to prevent erosion to old bank buildings that have become taverns and barns turned into human homes. Carrying the story of the rural landscape into our frantic era, he describes the "bow wave"where city life meets rural agriculture and plots the effect of recreation and its structures on the look of the land.

Becoming Austrians

... restrictions on purchasing real estate were finally lifted, that Jews began to play
a crucial role in shaping the city's cultural landscape outside the Leopoldstadt.
Dell Upton, “Seen, Unseen, and Scene,” in Understanding Ordinary Landscapes,

Becoming Austrians

Author: Lisa Silverman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199942722

Page: 346

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The collapse of Austria-Hungary in 1918 left all Austrians in a state of political, social, and economic turmoil, but Jews in particular found their lives shaken to the core. Although Jews' former comfort zone suddenly disappeared, the dissolution of the Dual Monarchy also created plenty of room for innovation and change in the realm of culture. Jews eagerly took up the challenge to fill this void, and they became heavily invested in culture as a way to shape their new, but also vexed, self-understandings. By isolating the years between the World Wars and examining formative events in both Vienna and the provinces, Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture between the World Wars demonstrates that an intensified marking of people, places, and events as "Jewish" accompanied the crises occurring in the wake of Austria-Hungary's collapse, with profound effects on Austria's cultural legacy. In some cases, the consequences of this marking resulted in grave injustices. Philipp Halsmann, for example, was wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his father years before he became a world-famous photographer. And the men who shot and killed writer Hugo Bettauer and philosopher Moritz Schlick received inadequate punishment for their murderous deeds. But engagements with the terms of Jewish difference also characterized the creation of culture, as shown in Hugo Bettauer's satirical novel The City without Jews and its film adaptation, other texts by Veza Canetti, David Vogel, A.M. Fuchs, Vicki Baum, and Mela Hartwig, and performances at the Salzburg Festival and the Yiddish theater in Vienna. By examining the lives, works, and deeds of a broad range of Austrians, Lisa Silverman reveals how the social codings of politics, gender, and nation received a powerful boost when articulated along the lines of Jewish difference.

Between Raid and Rebellion

“Urban Landscape History: The Sense of Place and the Politics of Space.” In
Understanding Ordinary Landscapes, edited by Paul Groth and Todd Bressi, 111
–33. New Haven, ct: Yale University Press, 1997. Hayes, Alan L. “Repairing the ...

Between Raid and Rebellion

Author: William Jenkins

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773589031

Page: 440

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Winner: Joseph Brant Award (2014), Ontario Historical Society Winner: Clio Prize (Ontario) (2014), Canadian Historical Association Winner: The James S. Donnelly Sr. Prize (2014), American Conference for Irish Studies Winner: Geographical Society of Ireland Book of the Year Award (2013-2015) In Between Raid and Rebellion, William Jenkins compares the lives and allegiances of Irish immigrants and their descendants in one American and one Canadian city between the era of the Fenian raids and the 1916 Easter Rising. Highlighting the significance of immigrants from Ulster to Toronto and from Munster to Buffalo, he distinguishes what it meant to be Irish in a loyal dominion within Britain’s empire and in a republic whose self-confidence knew no bounds. Jenkins pays close attention to the transformations that occurred within the Irish communities in these cities during this fifty-year period, from residential patterns to social mobility and political attitudes. Exploring their experiences in workplaces, homes, churches, and meeting halls, he argues that while various social, cultural, and political networks were crucial to the realization of Irish mobility and respectability in North America by the early twentieth century, place-related circumstances were linked to wider national loyalties and diasporic concerns. With the question of Irish Home Rule animating debates throughout the period, Toronto’s unionist sympathizers presented a marked contrast to Buffalo’s nationalist agitators. Although the Irish had acclimated to life in their new world cities, their sense of feeling Irish had not faded to the degree so often assumed. A groundbreaking comparative analysis, Between Raid and Rebellion draws upon perspectives from history and geography to enhance our understanding of the Irish experiences in these centres and the process by which immigrants settle into new urban environments.

Documenting an Urban Landscape

Assessing the East Railroad Corridor Cultural Landscape of Madison, Wisconsin
Yasemin Gulec Can. empirically perverse . On the other ... In Paul Groth , &
Bressi , T . W . eds . , Understanding Ordinary Landscapes . New Haven and
London ...

Documenting an Urban Landscape

Author: Yasemin Gulec Can



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Landscape Architecture

Indital Understanding Ordinary Understanding Ordinary Landscapes edited by
Paul Groth and Todd W . Bressi ; New Haven : Yale University Press , 1997 ; 274
pages , $ 35 . Qome of the opening essays in this collection do what the title ...

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