Fascinating and detestable. Artialisation and integration of industrial landscapes

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2016

Fascinating and detestable. Artialisation and integration of industrial landscapes
Miguel Ángel Aníbarro
Esther Valdés

Cuaderno de Notas, no. 17
Print ISSN: 1138-1590

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One of the most controversial examples of the use of the term landscape refers to those belonging to the industrial type, formed by complicated installations of all kinds, now also including elements like giant wind turbines or extensive solar farms. The challenge is to investigate whether it is possible and how to create an aesthetic consideration of such installations comprised in their environment, especially if referred to a country setting. For this purpose it is used both the concept of “artialisation” introduced by Alain Roger and a clear differentiation between landscape and territory. But the author also warns that an aesthetic appreciation is not always achieved, thus giving rise to situations that can be qualified as “delandscapes”. A tour of a chosen selection of examples can address their most characteristic cases and move closer to an adequate categorization of them.