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The Wolji Pond is part of an ancient palace garden belonging to the Gyeongju Historic Areas of Korea, designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. The traditional pond is remarkable as it introduced a fresh-water supply and drainage systems to increase water circulation and prevent...
This paper explores the importance of landscape and place in the creation of identity and the establishment of power in the period following the Norman Conquest. It focuses on the Holderness Plain, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and takes the view that the character of the landscape points...
The sixteenth century witnesses a renewed interest in the sounds issuing from the country pursuits of ordinary folk of the countryside. It will not be until the nineteenth century that the systematic recording of folk songs was to begin but a number of writers were already including mentions of...
A compilation of documents, mainly from the Venetian and British occupation periods (eighteenth to mid-nineteenth century), concerning the once thriving Scarus oak forest, is kept in the historical archive of Lefkada island. The record is a source of historical toponyms many of which were...
Reforestation has been one of the main forestry activities in the karst terrain of Dalmatia, Croatia, for more than a century. This paper examines the history behind reforestation schemes in Dalmatia, a kingdom at the periphery of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It explores how the ideas of...
Dr Alister MacKenzie designed golf courses throughout Europe and the United States in the early twentieth century. As one of the sports early ‘golf architects,’ MacKenzie brought a particularly vivid interpretation of nature to his course designs. Using his writings, along with maps, diagrams...
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