Enfolding and gathering the landscape: the geographies of England's M1 motorway corridor

Type Chapter
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutes, Roads and Landscapes
EditorsMari Hvattum, Brita Brenna, Beate Elvebakk, Janike Kampevold Larsen
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages213-226
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2011
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Abstract

Routes and roads make their way into and across the landscape, defining it as landscape and making it accessible for many kinds of uses and perceptions. Bringing together outstanding scholars from cultural history, geography, philosophy, and a host of other disciplines, this collection examines the complex entanglement between routes and landscapes. It traces the changing conceptions of the landscape from the enlightenment to the present day, looking at how movement has been facilitated, imagined and represented and how such movement in turn has conditioned understandings of the landscape. A particular focus is on the modern transportation landscape as it came into being with the canal, the railway, and the automobile. These modes of transport have had a profound impact on the perception and conceptualization of the modern landscape, a relationship investigated in detail by authors such as Gernot Bohme, Sarah Bonnemaison, Tim Cresswell, Finola O'Kane, Charlotte Klonk, Peter Merriman, Christine Macy, David Nye, Vittoria Di Palma, Charles Withers, and Thomas Zeller.