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Tuan, Yi-fu 1930-

Works: 104 works in 555 publications in 7 languages and 19,685 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Exhibition catalogs  Records and correspondence  Maps 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Redactor, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Yi-fu Tuan
Human goodness by Yi-fu Tuan( )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the impact, complexities, and contradictions of goodness on society
Romantic geography : in search of the sublime landscape by Yi-fu Tuan( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topophilia: a study of environmental perception, attitudes, and values by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

37 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and held by 1,526 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 )

38 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,406 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
Space and place : the perspective of experience by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

84 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,269 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
Passing strange and wonderful : aesthetics, nature, and culture by Yi-fu Tuan( )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 1,210 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
Dominance & affection : the making of pets by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

27 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elle Ransom has been in love with handsome millionaire Brennan Cunningham III for two years. When he asks her out she is happy, but after a fairytale wedding she discovers he doesn't believe in romance and wanted a wife only for companionship
Escapism by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 689 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
Coming home to China by Yi-fu Tuan( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2005, distinguished geographer Yi-Fu Tuan ventured to China to speak at an architectural conference, returning for the first time to the place he had left as a child sixty-four years before. In this enchanting volume, Tuans childhood memories and musings on the places he encountered during his homecoming are interspersed with new lectures, engaging principles of human geography and the changing Chinese landscape
Morality and imagination : paradoxes of progress by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good life by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and nature by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 257 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 253 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 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1959 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical geography of China by Yi-fu Tuan( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Chinese earth is pervasively humanized through long occupation. Signs of man's presence vary from the obvious to the extremely subtle. The building of roads, bridges, dams, and factories, and the consolidation of farm holdings alter the Chinese landscape and these alterations seem all the more conspicuous because they introduce features that are not distinctively Chinese. In contrast, traditional forms and architectural relics escape our attention because they are so identified with the Chinese scene that they appear to be almost outgrowths of nature. Describing the natural order of human beings in the context of the Chinese earth and civilization, "A Historical Geography of China" narrates the evolution of the Chinese landscape from prehistoric times to the present. Tuan views landscape as a visible expression of man's efforts to gain a living and achieve a measure of stability in the constant flux of nature. The book ranges the period of time from Peking man to the epoch of Mao Tse-tung. It moves through the ancient and modern dynasties, the warlords and conquests, earthquakes, devastating floods, climatic reversals, and staggering civil wars to the impact of Western civilization and industrialization. The emphasis throughout is on the effect of a changing environment on succeeding cultures. This classic study attempts to analyze and describe traditional Chinese settlement patterns and architecture. The result is a clear and succinct examination of the development of the Chinese landscape over thousands of years. It describes the ways the Communist regime worked to alter the face of the nation. This work will quickly prove to be crucial reading for all who are interested in this pivotal nation. It goes far beyond the usual political spectrum, into the physical and social roots of Chinese history."--Provided by publisher
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Human goodness
Topophilia: a study of environmental perception, attitudes, and valuesSpace and place : the perspective of experiencePassing strange and wonderful : aesthetics, nature, and cultureDominance & affection : the making of petsEscapismComing home to ChinaThe good lifeWorld views : maps & art : 11 September 1999-2 January 2000
Alternative Names
Đoạn Nghĩa Phu

Duan, Yi-fu

Duàn Yìfú

Duan, Yifu 1930-

I-Fu Tuan 1930-

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Tuan, I-fu

Tuan, I-fu 1930-

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Tuan, Yi-fu

Tuan, Yi-Fu, 1930-

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Yi-fu, Tuan

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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