Volcanic Geotourism in West Coast Scotland: T. A. Hose
The aesthetic landscape movements European travellers have from the late 17th century explored new and different experiences with landscapes as a core element. Travel writers’ texts and artists’ original paintings and their reproductions were a major 18th-century influence on where they went and what they expected to see. From the early 19th century, commercial tourist literature generated specific expectations of landscapes. Landscapes are social and cultural constructs with tourists’ perceptions and their values ascribed to them an admixture of direct observation and cultural interpretation (Figure 18.3).