Il paesaggio e la performatività della tecnica

Michael Jakob


The origins of landscape are usually explained in two complementary ways: on the one hand, landscape is initially related to the artistic genre of the same name, i.e. to the painted landscape; on the other hand, and much more recently, it corresponds to landscape experienced by someone, to the mental representa-tion of a piece of nature. This article is based on a third hypothesis: according to him landscape is, at least partly, the result of a series of modern technologies. The modern window, cartography, central perspective and various other human inventions have made it possible to forge a landscape image of the world. Fram-ing a glimpse of nature through the gaze is a cultural fact, mediated by scopic devices, and not a capacity that human beings possess a priori.


Framing; Landscape; Technology

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