Image, Instinct and Imagination: Landscape as Sign Language
The exhibition, unveiled by Julia Bradbury answers the question Professor Appleton poses at the start of his book: ‘What do we like about landscape and why do we like it?’
Simon Warner’s landscape photography allows visitors to try out their newly acquired skills of landscape interpretation.
Here is a short film about the exhibition held at Royal Geographical Society where geographer Jay Appleton and photographer Simon Warner join forces to explore Jay Appleton’s Prospect-Refuge Theory of landscape appreciation.
First published in his book The Experience of Landscape where aesthetic taste in landscape and landscape art is shown to derive from primitive, hunter-gatherer instincts for viewpoints (Prospect) and shelter or concealment (Refuge).
1st April 2014.
please watch in HD. Enjoy.