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Abstract Ports and their oceanic hinterlands are distinctively malleable, permeable places. They are defined by morphologies that articulate shifting perspectives on the meanings of coastal settlements and their relationship to the term landscape. This essay introduces the co-editors’...
Abstract This article looks at the colonial fishing villages and maritime infrastructure along the early modern Newfoundland shoreline. It argues that, during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the establishment of settlements and the construction of seagoing vessels, preservation...
Abstract Sailing ships required miles of rope for rigging, and its frequent replacement. Most ports of any size had roperies or rope manufactures that transformed hemp or other materials through combing, twisting, and tarring to produce a strong product that would resist the stresses of strain...
Abstract While Frederick Law Olmsted’s reputation rests almost as much on his authorship of studies including the Cotton Kingdom as it does for his work on landscapes including New York’s Central Park, a neglected file in the archival papers of Olmsted Associates, his sons’ design firm, suggests...
Abstract This paper explores a series of photographs taken on the Ile de Sein, a 1 km long island off the French Atlantic coast, by architect-photographer John Yang in 1960. Today, these photographs have developed a powerfully auratic life of their own, shaping affective understandings of the...
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