In the introduction of the TOPOS theme spiritual landscapes, we mentioned that particular places or whole landscapes can be of spiritual value. In Australia we find the ancient mapping and routing around this huge continent is actually very spiritual as well.Continue reading
_COLUMN_ by Abel Coenen
Working all days indoors behind our desktops, we students tend to forget the reason we all chose to study landscape architecture or planning. Often the landscape is only visible on our computer screen or through the window. And that while wandering through landscape can offer us so much richer experiences.
_BOOK REVIEW_ by Abel Coenen
The 2012 book A Photographic Portrait of a Landscape emphasizes on the meaning of the terms landscape and land ownership. Despite its ambitious title it presents an easily readable collection of texts and images, showing the different aspects of Dutch landscape. By both a photo study on the Frisian village Wjelsryp and an extensive essay this philosophical topic is researched thoroughly. A must-read for those who work with landscapes.