The Lure of the Sea: The Discovery of the Seaside in the Western World by Alain Corbin
English | 7 Apr. 1994 | ISBN: 0520066383 | 380 Pages | PDF | 40 MB
This is an account of how the pleasures of the seaside were discovered in the Western World. Based on the premiss that how we see the landscape over time is shaped not just by nature but also by the cultural baggage we bring to it, this book argues that with few exceptions, people living before the 18th century knew nothing of the attractions of the coast.