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  • n. Plural form of townscape.


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  • It was the rhythm of the mighty Rhine -- so bustling with shipping and history -- combined with the environment: black slate cut from plains above; terraced vineyards zigzagging up hills -- forlorn in the modern economy but still absorbing sun and stocking grapes with sugar; husks of ruined castles, standing as monuments to class warfare, greed, and war; and stoic spires of stone churches slicing vertically through townscapes.

    Rick Steves: The Rhine River Rages With History

  • Speaking of missions, one of my ambitions in launching this site was to share a love of books with like-minded enthusiasts … and to encourage others to join the affair, notably by writing about content which interests me, and the joys of book collecting: because the more collectors there are, the less likely it is that used and antiquarian bookstores will disappear completely from our city and townscapes.


  • The scenes, an odd mix of landscapes, townscapes and people, were not especially beguiling, and the prints were in long editions – 295, for example.

    What David Cameron said to Steve Bell

  • Then it was on to the Bad Lands, Mr. Rushmore, and all the wonderful pre-Interstate Highway “Cars” landscapes and townscapes.

    Summer Vacation, pt. 3 – The Bleat.

  • Ensor, especially early on, did straight-ahead Netherlandish portraits, self-portraits, still lifes, interiors and townscapes, as well as ­ambiguous, domestic scenes of phantasmagoria involving masked figures and skeletons.

    The Uncommitted Fantasist

  • Dour he may have been, but the images of sullen teens, lonely crowds and desolate townscapes possess an energy and a visual rigor that belie what may at first be mistaken for offhandedness or carelessness.

    A Terrible Beauty

  • Other buildings of his looked like little townscapes.

    A Maverick Master

  • More beautiful landscapes and townscapes is there such a word?

    My editor speaks...

  • Diogenes Pendergast drove slowly, without hurry, through the bleak winter townscapes along the Old Stone Highway: Barnes Hole,

    Dance Of Death

  • Not that Professor Alpers needs reminding of Leonardo, but maybe she has forgotten the proliferation of townscapes in Italian decorative murals (such as the courtyard of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence), not to speak of the Galleria Geographica in the Vatican through which we tend to hurry on our way to the Sistine Chapel.

    Mysteries of Dutch Painting


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