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Fig. 4.22a,b Faena Valley, Umbria. The alternation between agricultural areas, houses, urban fil-
aments, industrial and residential settlements
The originality of this recognition experimentation is, therefore, in the observation
of the typifying characteristics, the new icons of transformation (from forms of
growing renaturalization following abandonment and agrarian use of the land, to
new intensive cultivation that tends to homogenize and make uniform the multiple
varieties of the landscape; from “rolling into the valleys” from old settled areas on
the hilltops, to the creation of large industrial slabs, to the construction of large
commercial streets, to extensive suburban areas, to urban dust that spreads out into
ex-rural areas, and so on), in their connection to spaces of historical permanence
(historical centers, historical routes, isolated architectural properties, and so on). A
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