Axioms for Reading the Landscape

«Our human landscape is our unwitting autobiography, reflecting our tastes, our values, our aspirations, and even our fears, in tangible, visible form. We rarely think of landscape that way, and so the cultural record we have “written” in the landscape…

Gerrit Kouwenaar, Roerloos

Gerrit Kouwenaar, Roerloos

The Changing Meaning of Landscape

«… we must acknowledge not only that landscapes do not stand apart from human activity but that every landscape is a human artifact. Whether framed by a camera, cultivated as farmland, conserved as a nature reserve, or preserved as so-called…