This new edition of The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies contains an updated and expanded selection of original chapters which explore research directions in an array of disciplines sharing a concern for ‘landscape’, a term which has many uses and meanings. It features 32 revised and/or updated chapters and 17 entirely new chapters on topics such as the Anthropocene, Indigenous landscapes, challenging landscape eurocentrisms, photography and green infrastructure planning.
The volume is divided into four sections: Experiencing Landscape; Landscape, Heritage and Culture; Landscape, Society and Justice; and Design and Planning for Landscape. Collectively, the book provides a critical review of the various fields related to the study of landscapes, including the future development of conceptual and theoretical approaches, as well as current empirical knowledge and understanding. It encourages dialogue across disciplinary barriers and between academics and practitioners, and reflects upon the implications of research findings for local, national and international policy in relation to landscape.
The Companion provides a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to current thinking about landscapes, and serves as an invaluable point of reference for scholars, researchers and graduate students alike.
Peter Howard is Visiting Professor of Cultural Landscape at Bournemouth University, UK.
Ian Thompson is Reader in Landscape Architecture at Newcastle University, UK.
Emma Waterton is Associate Professor in the Geographies of Heritage at Western Sydney University, Australia.
Mick Atha is an Adjunct Assistant Professor teaching Archaeology and Landscape Studies in the Department of Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.