Representing place is the third volume in caseys influential epic project of reinterpreting evolving conceptions of space in world thought he combines history with philosophy and cartography with art to create a new understanding of how representation requires and thrives on space ultimately renewing our appreciation of the power of . Caseys discussion ranges widely from northern sung landscape painting to nineteenth century american and british landscape painting and photography from prehistoric petroglyphs and medieval portolan charts to seventeenth century dutch cartography and land survey maps of the american frontier. Representing place provides an engaging panoramic view of landscape painting and the lay of the land in maps not the panoramic view of the birds eye far above however but the detailed and immersing panorama that slowly unrolls as we travel down the curves of a river with an experienced helmsman. How maps and paintings figure and reconfigure space as well as our place in it is the subject of edward s caseys ambitious study an exploration of how we portray the world and its many places. Representing place landscape painting and maps is the third volume of edward s caseys project of reinterpreting evolving conceptions of space in world thought in this third volume casey who is a philosophy professor at state university of new york stony brook argues that place in visual works should be judged in terms that reconnect us to the earth and the world
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