High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

Lost Landscape?
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Lost Landscape?

(Ton Lemaire) The Low Countries - 1999, № 7, pp. 53-59

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Every nation gets the landscape it deserves. The Low Countries: affluent and very densely populated, having increasingly to contend with the tension and perhaps discrepancy between prosperity and well-being, between working and living, between economy and ecology and between comfort and beauty, dichotomies which are expressed in the landscape. We might even ask ourselves if the landscape of the Low Countries could be an inspiring example for other countries in the 21st century as it was in the Golden Age. Or will it be a warning of what it should NOT be like?

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