Despite the fact that ancient Greeks would most certainly have found white marble sculptures to be ugly and bare, scholars have chosen to perpetuate the idea that white marble was/is the pinnacle of Grecian beauty in art.
Marie de France explores Capellanus’s ideal of the ennobling power of love but does not appear to subscribe to it unconditionally.
They knew the surrounding wilderness like the backs of their hands, or rather, the wilderness and the backs of their hands were continuous, separated by no boundary.
"There cannot be a clear division, a borderline, between landscape and me. Rather, we flow through each other. Maybe we are fundamentally made from the same material."
Much Ado about Nothing can be read as a challenge to "male insecurity that stems from the connection between male honor and female chastity."
Instagram travel influencers “produce strikingly similar images, creating a recognizable system of signs on their feeds that create knowledge of the cultures they depict.”
In 'Questions of Travel' Elizabeth Bishop's talent for assiduous observation becomes even more pronounced in the face of uncertainty.
"'The Man-Moth' and 'Varick Street' are urban nightscapes, depicting a dark double of the world perceived in the light."
In the quest to restore a healthy relationship with nature, contemporary civilizations could look to hunter-gatherer societies.