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Site, Sight, Insight: Essays on Landscape Architecture

By John Dixon Hunt

Hardback

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Author John Dixon Hunt
Binding Hardback
Date published April 2016
Number of pages 208
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN / Item No. 9780812248005

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Site, Sight, Insight presents twelve essays by John Dixon Hunt, the leading theorist and historian of landscape architecture.

The collection's common theme is a focus on sites, how we see them and what we derive from that looking.

Acknowledging that even the most modest landscape encounter has validity, Hunt contends that the more one knows about a site and one's own sight of it (an awareness of how one is seeing), the greater the insight.

Employing the concepts, tropes, and rhetorical methods of literary analysis, he addresses the problem of how to discuss, understand, and appreciate places that are experienced through all the senses, over time and through space.

While direct experience is fundamental, Hunt demonstrates how the ways in which gardens and landscapes are communicated in word and image can be equally important.

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