Mountains, Mobilities and Movement

  • Christos Kakalis
  • Emily Goetsch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Emily Goetsch, Christos Kakalis
    Pages 1-12
  3. Performativity

  4. Changing Perspectives

  5. Mobility

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 285-290

About this book


This book explores the moving qualities of mountains by utilising theories, ideas and processes which contribute to a larger understanding of these geological forms. In highlighting the fluid attributes of mountains the authors offer an alternative to the traditional approach of the sciences and the humanities, which address mountains as static geological or geographical features. The essays in this collection posit that movement impacts the relationship between society and mountains – travelling landscape objects, constructing design and artistic translations, climbing and experiencing changing atmospheres and the different ways of seeing from mountain peaks – and that physical, intellectual and spiritual motion is integral to their understanding. This innovative collection will be of great interest to scholars of geography, art, architecture, history, theology and philosophy.


performative dynamics of mountains Mount Athos sacred landscape medieval Iberia Mountain and the Urban Landscape marble quarries culture cartography Byzantine iconography Niddry bing travelling landscape objects 19th century geographic imagination Heidegger Ruskin

Editors and affiliations

  • Christos Kakalis
    • 1
  • Emily Goetsch
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ArchitectureNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.History of Art DepartmentUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUnited Kingdom

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