In the colorful reality of life there is a continuous resistance of fact to confinement within any “simpliste” theory. We are concerned with “directed activity, not premature realization” and this is the morphological approach. Our naïvely selected section of reality, the landscape, is undergoing manifold change. This contact of man with his changeful home, as expressed through the cultural landscape, is our field of work. We are concerned with the importance of the site to man, and also with his transformation of the site. Altogether we deal with the interrelation of group, or cultures, and site, as expressed in the various landscapes of the world. Here are an inexhaustible body of fact and a variety of relation which provide a course of inquiry that does not need to restrict itself to the straits of rationalism.
UNESCO, Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras Cultural Landscape Inscription (1995)
UNESCO, Matobo Hills Cultural Landscape Inscription (2003)
UNESCO, Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila Cultural Landscape Inscription (2006)
UNESCO, Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain Cultural Landscape Inscription (2009)
UNESCO, Colombia Coffee Cultural Landscape Inscription (2011)
Header: UNESCO, Tongariro National Park Cultural Landscape Inscription (1993)