Rational Landscapes and Humanistic Geography

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1981 - 231 pages
'Relph has written the kind of book that landscapes and landscape analysis have needed for some time. He has undertaken a study of the several paradoxes inherent in the human reaction to the humanized landscape and has come up with a reasonably clear and thoughtful analysis of what humankind has done to itself as it manipulates the natural environment into rational landscape....The book is a gem.'
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION LANDSCAPES AND THE AMBIVALENCE OF HUMANISM
13
THE INTERRELATED HISTORIES OF THE IDEAS OF LANDSCAPE AND HUMANISM
22
THE CHARACTER OF MODERN LANDSCAPES
63
VARIETIES OF HUMANISM
109
HUMANISTIC AND SCIENTISTS GEOGRAPHIES
128
DEFICIENCIES OF HUMANISM
144
FROM HUMANISM TO ENVIRONMENTAL HUMILITY
161
THE INDIVIDUALITY OF PLACES
168
WAYS OF SEEING LANDSCAPES
176
APPROPRIATION
185
ETHICS AND SENSITIVITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING
192
ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN AND THE MINIMAL STATE
201
POSTSCRIPT
213
BIBLIOGRAPHY
215
INDEX
225
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Page 11 - No changing of place at a hundred miles an hour, nor making of stuffs a thousand yards a minute, will make us one whit stronger, happier, or wiser. There was always more in the world than men could see, walked they ever so slowly ; they will see it no better for going fast. And they will at last, and...

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