This new edition of The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies contains an updated and expanded selection of original chapters which explore research directions in an array of disciplines sharing a concern for ‘landscape’, a term which has many uses and meanings. It features 33 revised and/or updated chapters and 14 entirely new chapters on topics such as the Anthropocene, Indigenous landscapes, challenging landscape Eurocentrisms, photography and green infrastructure planning.

The volume is divided into four parts: Experiencing landscape; Landscape, heritage and culture; Landscape, society and justice; and Design and planning for landscape. Collectively, the book provides a critical review of the various fields related to the study of landscapes, including the future development of conceptual and theoretical approaches, as well as current empirical knowledge and understanding. It encourages dialogue across disciplinary barriers and between academics and practitioners, and reflects upon the implications of research findings for local, national and international policy in relation to landscape.

The Companion provides a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to current thinking about landscapes, and serves as an invaluable point of reference for scholars, researchers and graduate students alike.

part I|135 pages

Experiencing landscape

chapter 3|12 pages

Aesthetic appreciation of landscape

chapter 4|11 pages

Perceptual lenses

chapter 8|11 pages

Learning a landscape

Enskilment, pedagogy and a sense of place

chapter 9|14 pages

Ephemeral landscapes

chapter 10|12 pages

Landscape and phenomenology

chapter 11|13 pages

Anthropocene landscapes

part II|121 pages

Landscape, culture and heritage

chapter 13|10 pages

Historic landscapes

chapter 14|16 pages

Landscape and heritage

Emerging landscapes of heritage

chapter 16|9 pages

Picturing landscape

chapter 17|12 pages

Land, art

chapter 18|10 pages

The field and the frame

Landscape, film and popular culture

chapter 19|16 pages

Landscape and photography

part III|176 pages

Landscape, society and justice

chapter 22|11 pages

Reclaiming landscape

Coastal reclamations before and during the Anthropocene

chapter 23|11 pages

‘You whitefellas pull it all apart’

Epistemic learnings in exploring landscape

chapter 24|12 pages

Navigating the global, the regional and the local

Researching globalisation and landscape

chapter 25|18 pages

Challenging landscape Eurocentrism

An Asian 1 perspective

chapter 27|13 pages

Therapeutic landscapes

chapter 29|11 pages

Landscapes of leisure

A view worth seeing?

chapter 30|10 pages

The law of landscape and the landscape of law

The ‘things’ that matter

chapter 32|16 pages

Landscape and participation

part IV|152 pages

Design and planning for landscape

chapter 37|12 pages

(Re)creating wilderness

Rewilding and habitat restoration

chapter 38|11 pages

Landscape and ecology

The need for a holistic approach to the conservation of habitats and biota

chapter 39|12 pages

Landscape design

chapter 40|12 pages

Post-industrial landscapes

Evolving concepts

chapter 41|12 pages

Visualising landscapes

chapter 42|11 pages

Peri-urban landscape studies

chapter 43|18 pages

Landscape planning

Reflections on the past, directions for the future

chapter 44|13 pages

Landscape and environmental ethics

chapter 46|13 pages

Landscape character assessment

A global practice

chapter 47|14 pages

Green infrastructure

Definitions and functions in planning praxis