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The Form of Greek Landscape

Constanze Güthenke

in Placing Modern Greece: The Dynamics of Romantic Hellenism, 1770-1840

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231850
eISBN:
9780191716188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231850.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Moving beyond the conclusion of recent studies that place is symbolic and culturally constructed, this chapter historicizes those insights and traces them back to the central position of nature as ... More


On the Ruins of Babel: Architectural Metaphor in German Thought

Daniel Purdy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476761
eISBN:
9780801460050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476761.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The eighteenth century struggled to define architecture as either an art or a science—the image of the architect as a grand figure who synthesizes all other disciplines within a single master plan ... More


The Aesthetic Origin of Modern Geography

in The Geographic Imagination of Modernity: Geography, Literature, and Philosophy in German Romanticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758390
eISBN:
9780804787482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758390.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter claims that the Romantic landscape aesthetics configured the basic unit of analysis in geographic science, namely, the landscape. It traces the origin of the notions of landscape and ... More


De Quincey's Imperial Systems

in British State Romanticism: Authorship, Agency, and Bureaucratic Nationalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762281
eISBN:
9780804773485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762281.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter argues that Thomas De Quincey imagines the British mail system during the Napoleonic Wars as an organ spreading British identity from a single, central point across the countryside. As ... More


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