Discourse, Text and Metaphor in the Representation of Landscape
Edited by Trevor J. Barnes, James S. Duncan
Routledge – 1991 – 296 pages
Writing Worlds represents the first systematic attempt to apply poststructuralist ideas to landscape representation. Landscape - city, countryside and wilderness - is explored through the discourse of economics, geopolitics and urban planning, travellers descriptions, propaganda maps, cartography and geometry, poetry and painting. The book aims to deconstruct geographical representation in order to explore the dynamics of power in the way we see the world.
`…an excellent contribution which gives a good idea of the postmodernist ways of thinking by geographers, of the sources of their concepts and of the range of their concepts. This book should be read by many geographers employed in academic teaching and research.' - Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
`Writing Worlds is a challenging book and the metaphor of `Landscape-as-text' merits wider debate within geography.' - Progress in Human Geography