Pub. Date:
University of Chicago Press
Landscape and Power / Edition 2

Landscape and Power / Edition 2

by W. J. T. Mitchell


Current price is , Original price is $32.0. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.


The first edition of this book, published in 1994, reshaped the direction of landscape studies by considering landscape not simply as an object to be seen or a text to be read, but as an instrument of cultural force, a central tool in the creation of national and social identities. This second edition adds not only a new preface, but five new essays—from Edward Said, W. J. T. Mitchell, Jonathan Bordo, Michael Taussig, and Robert Pogue Harrison-extending the scope of the book in remarkable ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226532059
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 04/15/2002
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 383
Sales rank: 779,340
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

W. J. T. Mitchell, the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, is the editor of Critical Inquiry and author of several books, including The Last Dinosaur Book, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition of Landscape and Power: Space, Place,
and Landscape , W. J. T. Mitchell
Introduction, W. J. T. Mitchell
1. Imperial Landscape, W. J. T. Mitchell
2. Competing Communities in the "Great Bog of Europe": Identity and Seventeenth-Century Dutch Landscape Painting, Ann Jensen Adams
3. System, Order, and Abstraction: The Politics of English Landscape Drawing around 1795, Ann Bermingham
4. Turner and the Representation of England, Elizabeth Helsinger
5. "Our Wattled Cot": Mercantile and Domestic Space in Thomas Pringle’s African Landscapes, David Bunn
6. Territorial Photography, Joel Snyder
7. The Effects of Landscape, Charles Harrison
8. Invention, Memory, and Place, Edward W. Said
9. Holy Landscape: Israel, Palestine, and the American Wilderness , W. J. T. Mitchell
10. Picture and Witness at the Site of the Wilderness, Jonathan Bordo
11. The Beach (A Fantasy), Michael Taussig
12. Hic Jacet, Robert Pogue Harrison

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews