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Approaches to the perception of landscape: Philosophy, theory, methodology

  • Robert Johnston


This paper is a review of recent academic debate dealing with the relationship between perception and landscape. It is suggested that there are two ways in which the perception of landscape is considered: the explicit and the inherent approach. The explicit approach isolates perception within the landscape as something between the observed and the cognitised. While an inherent approach does not isolate perception because it is embedded within ways of living - or being. The discussion is illustrated with archaeological examples.



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Approaches to the perception of landscape: Philosophy, theory, methodology

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