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Texto de Mitchell Landscape and Power Landscape exerts a subtle power over people, eliciting a broad range of emotions

and meanings that may be difficult to specify. As the background within which a figure, form, or narrative act emerges, landscape exerts the passive force of setting, scene, and sight. It is generally the overlooked, not the looked at and it can be quite difficult to specify what exactly it means to say that one is looking at the landscape Look at the view: An invitation to ignore all particulars in favor of an appreciation of a total gestalt, a vista or scene that may be dominated by some specific feature, but is not simple reducible to that feature. If landscape draw us in with its seductive beauty, this movement is inseparable form a retreat to a broader, safer perspective, an aestheticizing distance, a kind of resistance to whatever practical or moral claim the scene might make on us. Certeau:Divide en el Landscape, Place (asociado con estabilidad, la ley de lo propio), definido y ubicado y espacio, que existe en cuanto uno considera vectores de direccin, velocidades y variables de tiempo. Este espacio est compuesto por intersecciones de elementos mviles. En breve, el espacio es un place practicado. La calle geomtricamente definida por el planeamiento urbano es transformada en un espacio por los transentes. Del mismo modo, un acto de lectura es el espacio producido por la prctica de lugar particular; un texto escrito, por ejemplo, un lugar constituido por un sistema de signos. De Certau alinea los trminos bajo las dualidades: operacin/objeto, itinerarios/mapas, parole/langue, transgresin/ley, accin/inmovilidad. An empty place is filled with space, as if space were the negative void that rushes in when a place is vacated. It is the spectral absence that fills a hollow shell or a clearing in the forest. A place, however, is basically the same thing as a definite, bounded space, while space as such, without the definite article, becomes abstract and absolute. There is not absolute place. The most important of Certeaus and Lefebvres insights is the expression of power in the landscape as a manifestation of law, Prohibition, regulation and control -the whole sphere that Lacan calls the Symbolic-. This is the Lefebvres conceptualized space, the administered or shaped place produced by the landscape architect or engineer, the taboo or sacred space declared off-limits by the shaman. I would add the notion of place as the location of Lacanian Real, the site of trauma or the historical event. Landscape itll be the imaginary. Space, place and landscape; a dialectical process and an unified problem.