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Although we live in space, most of us experience only those
fragments which relate immediately to our professional life or
daily occupations. Genius loci is a way of putting our experience of
space together by focusing on its true meaning for our existence.
Looking at a landscape we realize that the radical distinction
between “man‑made” and “natural” has undergone a considerable
change. As Mircea Eliade put it, landscape demonstrates that
man has taken possession of time. Today, after centuries of man’s
interference in the natural order, the landscape has become increasingly
a set of man‑made artefacts imposed upon the natural scene, and the secret of the world’s future seems to consist in his ability to come to terms with a situation in which man’s power
seems to be hegemonic.