As the title suggests, this book offers the reader a guide in discovering and understanding what landscape is.
Starting from the noun 'landscape', which is derived from the Frisian ‘landschop’ meaning shoveled land, Stilgoe discusses the literal and figurative meanings of landscape based on numerous interpretations of landscape and related concepts. Stilgoe is Professor in the History of Landscape Development, Harvard Graduate School of Design.
'What is landscape?' is recommended to everyone interested in landscape and cultural studies in general.