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Title:Looking Down on Chicago: The Elevated Perspective in the Visual Representation of Landscape and Place
Author(s):Morrison, Dawn Anne
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Jakle, John A.
Department / Program:Geography
Discipline:Geography
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Geography
Abstract:I evaluate how elevated perspective representations have been perceived over time, and find that they have been used in real and meaningful ways throughout Chicago's history. I argue that what makes the elevated perspective unique from other representational forms, at least as a strategy of seeing, is the combination of socially agreed upon visual conventions, of which I outline seven broadly defined categories commonly invoked by this form of representation, and the social construction of its technological means of production. That is, elevated perspective representations are imbued with communicative significance by their ability to not only invoke specific visual conventions, but also be symbolic of the very technologies that produce them.
Issue Date:2003
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:300 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85144
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3101928
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2003


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