Why was the art of landscape painting invented in the fifth century BC, abandoned with the collapse of Rome, and revived again in the High Middle Ages? Did the Greeks, or the ancient Christians perceive the natural world differently from the way we do now? In Poetry, Space, Landscape, Chris Fitter traces the history of nature-sensibility from the ancient world to the English Renaissance, setting poems and paintings in the widely differing cultural contexts that created them. He suggests a new social and historical theory of the conceptualisation of space, explaining the rise and fall of the idea of 'landscape'. And he argues that enduring basic categories of perception create different readings of natural reality determined by our social and material relations with nature.
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In this survey of nature-sensibility from the ancient world to the Renaissance Chris Fitter suggests a new social and historical theory of the conceptualisation of space, and argues that readings of natural reality are determined by our social and material relations with nature.Review:
'... Chris Fitter provides us with a fascinating, challenging and ambitious account of 'a way of seeing' and its cultural preconditions.' Early Modern Literary Studies
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1995. Hardback with Dust Jacket. Condizione libro: New. Published by Cambridge University Press in 1995. Hardback with Dust Jacket, 336 pages. New book. The book has not been read, it is in perfect condition, cover and pages are not damaged. Extra postage required for EU (exclude UK): 2.55 GBP and Outside Europe: 4.74 GBP. Additional postage is based on the weight and dimension of each parcel. Codice libro della libreria 10733
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0521463017