La parabola del paesaggio. Scritti sulla Toscana 1990-2020

22,00 - 44,00

Author: Claudius Greppi
Year of printing: 2024
ISBN: 9788892852860
e-ISBN: 9788892852877


The term parable derives from the Greek παραβολή which literally means comparison and similarity (so Wikipedia). Or: the parabola is the geometric locus of the points on the plane equidistant from a fixed point called the focus and from a straight line called the director, and has the equation [y=ax2+bx+c] if it has a vertical axis. If we take time as a horizontal axis, for at least the last three centuries, we can trace a curve according to which the landscape is gradually built and acquires a physiognomy that is recognized as valuable, and then faces a declining phase in which those values ​​are consumed: more or less a parable, therefore, like that suffered by a ball that has been kicked. The purpose of the writings collected in this volume is to trace some of the factors that have provided Tuscany with certain landscape values, and also to understand the crisis that this region has been going through for more than fifty years, and which translates into a process that we can define consumption of the landscape: consumption in the double sense of the use that the market makes of it but also of the material erosion that occurs before our eyes.

In the works presented here - which cover the thirty years from 1990 to 2020 - research carried out at universities and institutions alternates with reports born from the increasingly widespread mobilization for the protection of the territory. Even in this short period we can recognize a sort of parable, from the initial enthusiasm for the opportunity to tackle a topic that is nevertheless fascinating to the final disappointment at the difficulty of truly changing the culture of the territory, even when valid tools such as the Landscape plan of the Tuscany Region of 2015. But then more than to the geometric figure, we can refer to the parable in its original meaning of comparison and similarity, which lends itself very well to describing the scientific approach to the themes of the territory that we find in the figures of traveling naturalists who began to describe the region from the eighteenth century onwards, and to whom a lot of space is given in this volume. The way these scientists had of combining the knowledge of human history with that of natural history is still what must guide us in the study and protection of the set of values ​​that we call landscape.

  • Presentazione
  • (1990) Paesaggi dell’Appennino toscano. Introduzione
  • (1991) Guardare con meraviglia
  • (1991) Paesaggi delle colline toscane. Introduzione
  • (1993) Paesaggi della costa toscana. Introduzione
  • (1996) Produzione di paesaggio a mezzo di paesaggio
  • (1999) Paesaggi con alberi. Cento patriarchi, cento storie diverse
  • (2000) Il paesaggio: continuità e mutamento
  • (2002) Natura e storia: i paesaggi senesi fra continuità e mutamento
  • (2002) Per un approccio strutturale ai temi del paesaggio
  • (2005) Il paesaggio e le sue trame. Un Piano Strutturale in un comune del Chianti fiorentino
  • (2005) Il paesaggio e la città
  • (2006) Le Masse del Buongoverno
  • (2007) Il paesaggio dell’Ombrone fra Otto e Novecento. Popolazione e uso del suolo nelle fonti statistiche e catastali
  • (2008) Paesaggio della misura, misura del paesaggio. Il territorio senese fra conservazione e nuove emergenze
  • (2009) Fonti e metodi per lo studio dei paesaggi storici. Dieci anni di attività del Laboratorio di Geografia del Dipartimento di Storia
  • (2008) Nella misura in cui? A proposito di Toscana infelix
  • (2009) In Toscana il Piano paesistico c’è, ma non si vede
  • (2010) Quindici anni di mutamenti nel tessuto insediativo della Val d’Orcia
  • (2013) La piana di Rosia dalla fine del governo granducale alla crisi della mezzadria
  • (2014) Corometrie. Popolamento e assetti colturali in Toscana dall’Ottocento ad oggi
  • (2018) Dalla parte del territorio. In Toscana: dalle vertenze al progetto
  • (2020) L’Osservatorio Regionale del Paesaggio,  il Piano Paesaggistico Regionale e la pianificazione in Toscana
  • Indice dei toponimi

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Weight :0,900 kg
Dimensions:24x17x2,5 cm

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Sesto Fiorentino (FI)

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