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Cultural landscapes


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    • found: Work cat.: Art and cultural heritage, 2005: p. 216 (definition of cultural landscape based on Article 1 of the World Heritage Convention--cultural landscapes are those resulting from the combined work of nature and humans, and which express a long and intimate relationship among people and their natural environment; the Committee recognized three categories of cultural landscapes: a clearly-defined landscape designed and created intentionally by man; an organically-evolved landscape; an associative cultural landscape)
    • found: Landscape interfaces--cultural heritage in changing landscapes, 2003: p. 23 (cultural landscape researchers have also talked of their field of study as landscape history or landscape)
    • found: Dictionary of human geography, 2000: cultural landscape (cultural landscape, a principal object of study in cultural geography; defined by UC Berkeley professor Carl Sauer as the development of a landscape over time through the influence and activities of a cultural group)
    • found: Wikipedia, Aug. 7, 2006: cultural landscape (Cultural landscape is defined as a geographic area, including both cultural and natural resources and the wildlife or domestic animals therein, associated with a historic event, activity, or person or exhibiting other cultural or aesthetic values; in the USA, there are four general types of cultural landscapes, not mutually exclusive: historic sites, historic designed landscapes, historic vernacular landscapes, and ethnographic landscapes)
    • found: Art & architecture thesaurus online, Aug. 7, 2006 (cultural landscapes, designates land and water areas significantly altered or modified by human actions; related concept: Landscape archaeology)
    • found: Britannica online, Aug. 5, 2006: geography (cultural landscape, one of five major themes in cultural geography; the cultural geographer's studies include the cultural landscape, that is, the association of human, biologic, and physical features on the Earth's surface (esp. as perceived visually))
    • found: Archaeology and geographical information systems, 1995: p. 252 (objectively seen, there is only one physical landscape, but determining where the boundary between the cultural and natural landscape should be drawn varies among observers)
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