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The Countryside Ideal By Michael Bunce

The Countryside Ideal by Michael Bunce

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Summary

Draws together diverse images of landscape to explore the historical processes shaping our continuing attachment to the countryside - seen in artistic expression, attitudes to nature, country life and the development of rural and urban land.

The Countryside Ideal Summary

The Countryside Ideal: Anglo-American Images of Landscape by Michael Bunce

`God made the country, man made the town.'
William Cowper's words, written two centuries ago, underline an idealisation of rural life and landscape which persists to this day.
What are the main historical processes and ideas underlying the continuing attachment to the countryside? How have these shaped popular values and lifestyles influenced artistic expression, defined attitudes to nature, country life and 8andscape, and affected the development of both rural and urban landscapes? What are the consequences for society and the environment? These are the central questions addressed in this book.
The Countryside Ideal draws together diverse images of landscape to explore this preoccupation with place, culture and representation in the West.

The Countryside Ideal Reviews

` ... is to be welcomed, not least of all because it provides the clearest and most comprehensive account yet of ways in which attitudes towards the countryside are embedded in a long history of urban-based gowth and change. The scholarly and authoritative text (enriched by a selection of telling illustrations) will be of immense value to researchers and students alike.' - Planning Perspectives

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GOR003479099
9780415104357
0415104351
The Countryside Ideal: Anglo-American Images of Landscape by Michael Bunce
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1994-06-30
256
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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