At first glance the word ‘landscape’ might seem to denote something ‘out there’, objective, as in ‘a desert landscape’ or an ‘urban landscape’. But it will quickly be apparent that in describing a bit of world as ‘desert’ or ‘urban’ a particular aspect is being focused on, and a particular unit is being circumscribed. ‘Landscape’ is, therefore, ‘the world out there’ as understood, experienced, and engaged with through human consciousness and active involvement. Thus it is a subjective notion, and being subjective and open to many understandings it is volatile. The same place at the same moment will be experienced differently by different people; the same place, at different moments, will be experienced differently by the same person; the same ...
Place and Landscape
Place and landscape