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Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe (Hardback)
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Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 17/04/2002
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Geography of the Gaze offers a new history and theory of how the way we look at things influences what we see. Focusing on Western Europe from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, Renzo Dubbini shows how developments in science, art, mapping, and visual epistemology affected the ways natural and artificial landscapes were perceived and portrayed. He begins with the idea of the "view," explaining its role in the invention of landscape painting and in the definition of landscape as a cultural space. Among other topics, Dubbini explores how the descriptive and pictorial techniques used in mariners' charts, view-oriented atlases, military cartography, and garden design were linked to the proliferation of highly realistic paintings of landscapes and city scenes; how the "picturesque" system for defining and composing landscapes affected not just art but also archaeology and engineering; and how the ever-changing modern cityscapes inspired new ways of seeing and representing the urban scene in Impressionist painting, photography, and stereoscopy. A marvelous history of viewing, Geography of the Gaze will interest everyone from scientists to artists.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226167367
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 568 g
Dimensions: 234 x 181 x 22 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.


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Praise for the Italian edition:

"Brilliant and inspiring. . . . We go from the natural to the artificial scene, from map-making to landscape painting, from travelers' tales to geological exploration, from the discovery of the Alps to the discoveries of ancient Egypt, from the microcosm of the garden to the metropolis, from journeys by carriage to those by rail or even in balloons."--;I>Il Sole--Enrico Castelnuovo "Il Sole "
Praise for the Italian edition:
"Brilliant and inspiring. . . . We go from the natural to the artificial scene, from map-making to landscape painting, from travelers' tales to geological exploration, from the discovery of the Alps to the discoveries of ancient Egypt, from the microcosm of the garden to the metropolis, from journeys by carriage to those by rail or even in balloons."--Enrico Castelnuovo "Il Sole ""

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