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Tuan, Yi-fu 1930-

Works: 101 works in 516 publications in 6 languages and 18,799 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Redactor, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: GF41, 152.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Yi-fu Tuan
Space and place : the perspective of experience by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

74 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the twenty years since its original publication, Space and Place has not only established the discipline of human geography, but it has proven influential in such diverse fields as theatre, literature, anthropology, psychology, and theology. Eminent geographer Yi-Fu Tuan considers the ways in which people feel and think about space, how they form attachments to home, neighborhood, and nation, and how feelings about space and place are affected by the sense of time. He suggests that place is security and space is freedom: we are attached to the one and long for the other. Whether he is considering sacred versus "biased" space, mythical space and place, time in experiential space, or cultural attachments to space, Tuan's analysis is thoughtful and insightful throughout
Topophilia: a study of environmental perception, attitudes, and values by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

32 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topophilia and Topophobia' offers timely reflections on the human habitat in the 20th century. The expression of topophilia and topophobia belong to our time, an ambivalence between the love and aversion for a place has been a recurrant paradox in human history
Landscapes of fear by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

42 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fear is important to us: deprived of it we would soon die. It is, too, one of the most potent weapons employed by church and state in spiritual and social control. As an emotion it differs little whether inspired with reason or without: bathroom spiders excite similar feelings either English black or Australian red. This book is an examination of fear among different cultures and people from prehistory to the present. Professor Tuan begins by comparing animal and human fear and by tracing its development in children. He examines the roles of fantasy, superstition, magic and religion in creating and counteracting fear. The author then discusses Man's fear of Man. He describes, for example, the association of witchcraft with 'landscapes of the cursed' and of ghosts and spirits with the haunted realm. He shows that it is a short step from these dreaded places to the fears associated with the everyday landscapes of town and countryside. Our physical and mental surroundings may not only excite fear but be shaped by it. The author argues that every human construction is a component in a landscape of fear in that it exists to keep out chaos: walls, fences and frontiers on the one hand and fairytales and philosophical system on the other are all shelters within which we can, we hope, be at rest, if only temporarrily, from the siege of inimical experience and of doubt. -- Book jacket
Dominance & affection : the making of pets by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escapism by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In prehistoric times, our ancestors began building shelters and planting crops in order to escape from nature's harsh realities. Today, we flee urban dangers for the safer, reconfigured world of suburban lawns and parks. According to Yi-Fu Tuan, people have always sought to escape in one way or another, sometimes foolishly, often creatively and ingeniously. Glass-tower cities, suburbs, shopping malls, Disneyland - all are among the most recent movements in our efforts to escape the constraints and uncertainties of life - ultimately, those imposed by nature
Human goodness by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the impact, complexities, and contradictions of goodness on society
Passing strange and wonderful : aesthetics, nature, and culture by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conventional wisdom suggests that aesthetic experiences - those moments when the senses come to life - are important only after more basic needs have been met. In this inspiring wealth of provocative ideas, Yi-Fu Tuan demonstrates that feeling and beauty are essential parts of life and society. The aesthetic is shown to be not merely one aspect of culture but its central core - both its driving force and its ultimate goal. Beginning with the individual and the physical world, the author's exploration progresses from the simple to the complex. Tuan starts by examining the building blocks of aesthetic experience - sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste - and gradually expands his analysis to include the most elaborate of human constructs, including art, architecture, literature, philosophy, music, and landscape. This leads him to the realm of politics, where he grapples with the fundamental question of the relationship between goodness and beauty, and of how the aesthetic can become a moral force within society. To guide the reader along this journey, the author describes how the aesthetic operates in four widely disparate cultures: Australian aboriginal, Chinese, medieval European, and modern American. Yi-Fu Tuan, one of our most influential and original thinkers, brilliantly conveys the profound fascination of multisensory reality, and in so doing enables us to make connections among even the most diffuse elements of our lives. While Tuan does not ignore human folly, Passing Strange and Wonderful is a celebration of the world around us, our experiences, and our creations
Morality and imagination : paradoxes of progress by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Segmented worlds and self : group life and individual consciousness by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good life by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hydrologic cycle and the wisdom of God; a theme in geoteleology by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World views : maps & art : 11 September 1999-2 January 2000 by Robert B Silberman( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and nature by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and nature is the theme of this resource paper which is part of a series designed to supplement existing texts and to fill a gap between significant research in geography and readily accessible materials. The approach followed in the paper is loosely dialectical: the intent is to understand man and nature by posing one concept against the other. The paper begins with definitions, setting nature and man side by side. Then man, as a biological organism, subject to nature, is contrasted with man as agent for change, subduing nature. Next, the theory of how man structures his world is taken up, showing how man arranges elements and events of nature to conform to his own sense of order. The consequences of man -made schemata imposed on nature are noted. Lastly, the solution to the problem of a deteriorating environment and its threat to livelihood and social harmony is measured for success in terms of improvements in the means of food production which allow rapid gains in population. Concluding remarks emphasize the open-ended nature of the original theme of man and nature. A bibliography is included. (Author/KSM)
Visual blight in America by Peirce F Lewis( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five articles comprise this resource paper that considers "visual blight" in the United States and the role that geographers can play in preserving the physical environment. The first article contends that visual blight is a proper subject for debate for geographers. The second article interprets causes and effects of visual blight and suggests that blight is a disease or symptom of organic malfunctioning. By studying visual blight, health of society can be judged on the ground of visual evidence in the landscape. In addition, the importance of artistic integrity in environment needs to be considered. The third article describes the problem that not everything is offensive and that blight may be in the eye of the beholder. Five specifications of blight are listed. The fourth article suggests that visual blight must be attacked, but people must also become aware and open their eyes to appreciate their surroundings with greater sensitivity, thereby raising the level of concern and generating greater possibilities of change. A social and moral factor is introduced into the definition of landscape in the last article, which allows the geographer to make a significant contribution to the reordering of the environment with his knowledge and feeling of place. (Author/JR)
Place, art, and self by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic geography : in search of the sublime landscape by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pediments in southeastern Arizona by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

8 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion : from place to placelessness by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who am I? : an autobiography of emotion, mind, and spirit by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El texto presenta la autobiografía de Yi-Fu Tuan, es uno de los pensadores más influyentes en la actualidad pero poco conocido. Su trabajo rompe las barreras académicas tradicionales para hilar un pensamiento inédito y extremadamente sútil, a partir de disciplinas tan diversas como la filosofía, la psicología, la planificación urbana, el paisajismo y la antropología
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Space and place : the perspective of experience
Alternative Names
Đoạn Nghĩa Phu

Duan, Yi-fu

Duàn Yìfú

Duan, Yifu 1930-

I-Fu Tuan 1930-

Touan Yi-fou

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Tuan 1930- Yi-Fu

Tuan, I-fu

Tuan, I-fu 1930-

Tuan Yi-fou

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Tuan, Yi-fu

Tuan, Yi-Fu, 1930-

Tuan, Yifu 1930-

Yi-fu, Tuan

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Yi-fu Tuan Chinees geograaf

Yi-Fu Tuan geograf amerykański chińskiego pochodzenia

Yifu, Duan 1930-

И-Фу Туан

Туан, И-Фу

یی. فو. توان


トゥアン, イーフー

段, 義孚


段义孚 1930-

段义孚 Chinese-American geographer

Topophilia: a study of environmental perception, attitudes, and valuesDominance & affection : the making of petsEscapismHuman goodnessPassing strange and wonderful : aesthetics, nature, and cultureThe good lifeWorld views : maps & art : 11 September 1999-2 January 2000Place, art, and self