A tool for surveying The Landscape: report on work in progress
A report on the study of the role of the picturesque in the professional journal, The Landscape, for evidence of the picturesque. The conventions of the picturesque are naturalised and taken for granted, reflecting Roland Barthes' concept of myth. Barthes' identification of denotation and connotation as the basis of myth were the foundation for the development of my research tool, the L-diagram. The L-diagram provides a notational system for the dissection and display of myth, challenging the deceptive innocence of the published discourse.