Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Landscape and Englishness Pb by David Matless

Landscape has been central to definitions of Englishness for centuries. This book argues that, in fact, landscape has been the site where English visions of the past, present and future have met in debates over questions of national identity, disputes over history and modernity, and ideals of citizenship and the body. Extensively illustrated, the book draws on a wide range of materials, including topographical guides, health manuals, paintings, poetry, architectural polemic, photography, nature guides and novels. The author first examines the inter-war period, showing how a vision of Englishness and landscape as both modern and traditional, urban and rural, progressive and preservationist, took shape around debates over building in the countryside, the replanning of cities, and the cultures of leisure and citizenship. He concludes by tracing out the story of landscape and Englishness to the present day, showing how the familiar terms of debate regarding landscape and heritage are a product of the immediate post-war era, and asking how current arguments over care for the environment or expressions of the nation resonate with earlier histories and geographies.

Buy Landscape and Englishness Pb by David Matless from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781861890979
ISBN-10: 1861890974
Format: Paperback
Pages: 367
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 5-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Landscape and Englishness Pb by David Matless

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Landscape and Englishness Pb book by David Matless and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - David Matless

David Matless is Lecturer at the School of Geography, University of Nottingham. He co-authored Writing the Rural (1994).

Books By David Matless

Landscape and Englishness by David Matless
Paperback, June 2016
In the Nature of Landscape by David Matless
Hardback, July 2014
Geographies of British Modernity by David Matless
Paperback, August 2003
Place of Music by David Matless
Paperback, March 1998