In the Nature of Landscape: Cultural Geography on the Norfolk Broads by David MatlessIn the Nature of Landscape: Cultural Geography on the Norfolk Broads by David Matless

In the Nature of Landscape: Cultural Geography on the Norfolk Broads

byDavid Matless

Paperback | August 11, 2014

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In the Nature of Landscape presents regional cultural landscape as a new direction for research in cultural geography.

  • Represents the first cultural geographic study of the Norfolk Broads region of eastern England
  • Addresses regional cultural landscape through consideration of narratives of landscape origin, debates over human conduct, the animal and plant landscapes of the region, and visions of the ends of landscape through pollution and flood
  • Draws upon in-depth original research, spanning almost two decades of archival work, interviews, and field study
  • Covers a great diversity of topics, from popular culture to scientific research, folk song to holiday diaries, planning survey to pioneering photography, and ornithology to children’s literature
  • Features a variety of illustrative material, including original photographs, paintings, photography, advertising imagery, scientific diagrams, maps, and souvenirs
David Matless is Professor of Cultural Geography at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of Landscape and Englishness (1998), editor of Geographies of British Modernity (2003) and The Place of Music (1998), and contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Title:In the Nature of Landscape: Cultural Geography on the Norfolk BroadsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:294 pages, 9.1 × 6.05 × 0.62 inPublished:August 11, 2014Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1405190825

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Table of Contents

Series Editors’ Preface vi

List of Illustrations vii

Preface and Acknowledgements ix

List of Abbreviations xii

1 Cultural Geography on the Norfolk Broads 1

2 Origins 39

3 Conduct 55

Icon I: Wherry 96

4 Animal Landscapes 106

5 Plant Landscapes 142

Icon II: Windmill 173

6 The Ends of Landscape 182

7 Concluding 215

Notes 224

References 238

Index 270

Editorial Reviews

‘A startlingly original work, conjuring a ‘deep map’ and vivid portrait of the Norfolk Broads, and suggesting wholly new approaches to the study and writing of regional geography. This is an important contribution to the field that in its range of themes, broad and inclusive perspectives, and the rigour of its critical attention will surely be emulated elsewhere.’ Mike Pearson, Leverhulme Research Fellow and Professor of Performance Studies, Aberystwyth University, UK  ‘In this book, one of the best writers in geography today offers us an original and exciting understanding of landscape as a colloquium of voices and accents. We hear the Norfolk Broads in the official and the vernacular, the technical and the theatrical, the sober and the eccentric. As we read, the author himself is revealed as a key element of the landscape – not a histrionic presence, but a circumspect vantage-point and a virtuoso ear.’ John Wylie, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Exeter, UK