‘Where is England?’ | K. Worpole- openDemocracy

‘Where is England?’ | K. Worpole- openDemocracy

Yet what is considered beautiful in landscape changes over timeMost of Europe has now been at peace for seventy years, during which time rapid industrialisation, and subsequent post-industrial decline have altered many European regions irrevocably. Can we continue to insist that the study and representation of landscape remains a matter of picturesque, national-romantic or modernist frames of reference? Landscape aesthetics is now surely a much more shape-shifting and muscular affair, looking for new territories to explore in its own belated realisation of ‘the shock of the new’.

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