This chapter explores some of the discursive currencies that contribute to the formation of ideas about landscape. It aims to ground the evaluative discussions of aesthetics and critical strategies through situating analysis of contemporary representational practices in relation to broader cultural currencies and debates. In geographical, sociological or anthropological terms, landscape refers primarily to everyday experience and practices as situated within and mediated in relation to the social and the topographic. Landscape as a genre thus began to emerge towards the end of the fifteenth century. Kenneth Clark offers a useful overview of changing ideals in landscape painting. Landscape pictures thus centrally contribute to the representation of space as place and, crucially, imply responses to particular places.