The potential in landscape to
embody paradoxical ideas of movement and substance brings about the
consideration of landscape as a relationship of tensions.
Kevin William Keegan. Form in
the Manner of Landscape
… ‘landscape’ was an
aesthetic unit that could be captured on a piece of canvas. Landscapes are
still strongly associated with painting even today when visual communication is
dominated by other media.
Longatti and Thomas Dalang
What I wish to emphasize here is
that, when we consider landscape, we are almost always concerned with a visual
construct. Landscape is something we look at or imagine as a visual metaphor.
The root ‘land’ means both place
and the people living there. In ‘scape’ we can recognise both ‘to shape’ and
‘-ship’ meaning association, as in partnership or friendship.
this short presentation, I want to raise the question of the relationship
between the concepts of "pattern" and "landscape", showing
that the phenomenon of landscape can occur in our consciousness only in the
presence of a patternized surface. This requires consideration of these two
concepts - landscape and pattern. Start with the landscape. There are terms
that are often used in the living language of ordinary citizens, but their
meaning is not always unambiguous. If such terms are used in the scientific
literature, it often leads to contradictions. Such terms include the word
"landscape". The concept denoted by this term is represented in
different languages by different words.