infovore + landscape   6

from empty space to stanage edge | the m john harrison blog
"Landscape in fiction is never just background, or you’re wasting your opportunities. Let the landscape do as much of the work of informing the reader of your intentions as possible. Entangle your ideas & meanings with the setting. Fold them into one another."
writing  mjohnharrison  landscape 
july 2016 by infovore
The word-hoard: Robert Macfarlane on rewilding our language of landscape | Books | The Guardian
"There are experiences of landscape that will always resist articulation, and of which words offer only a distant echo. Nature will not name itself. Granite doesn’t self-identify as igneous. Light has no grammar. Language is always late for its subject. When I see a moon-bow or a sundog, I usually just say “Wow!” or “Hey!” Sometimes on a mountain, I look out across scree and corrie, srón and lairig – and say nothing at all. But we are and always have been name-callers, christeners. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes grained into our words."
landscape  writing  language  britain  robertmacfarlane 
march 2015 by infovore
Architecture in The Witness
"Yes, we could have started with the placeholder structures and made them more elaborate and better-looking, in a general video-game-level-design way, but that’s different from having well-thought-out ideas subtly embodied in the structures of the areas, which is what we are going for." The Witness used real architecture and landscape architecture firms to help design its world.
games  jonathanblow  thewitness  architecture  gardens  landscape 
december 2011 by infovore
BLDGBLOG: Leviathan: An Interview with Richard Mosse
Wonderful interview with Richard Mosse, who photographs (quite beautifully) plane wrecks.
photography  landscape  ballardian  aircraft  wreckage  disruption  art 
december 2009 by infovore
YOUNG GALLERY - David Burdeny
Icebergs and Shorelines; I love the Icebergs series particularly. What a rich page for a gallery.
photography  art  gallery  photos  icebergs  shorelines  landscape  davidburdeny 
september 2009 by infovore
Everyone Forever / Words / Desire Paths
"A term in landscape architecture used to describe a path that isn't designed but rather is worn casually away by people finding the shortest distance between two points."
adaptivepath  desirepath  desire  architcture  landscape  navigating  wayfinding  behaviour 
april 2008 by infovore

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