“The uncanny in its aesthetic dimension is a representation of a mental state of projection that precisely elides the boundaries of the real and the unreal in order to provoke a disturbing ambiguity, a slippage between waking and dreaming.” Anthony Vidler in The Architectural Uncanny.


“The landscapes I have in mind are not part of the unseen world in a psychic sense, nor are they part of the unconscious – they belong to the world that lies visibly about us. They are seen merely because they are not perceived; only in that way they can be regarded as ‘invisible’. All these things under consideration here – stones, bones, empty fields, demolished buildings and backs of gardens – all these have their trivial features – as it were their blind or mute side; but they also have another character and this is neither moral or sentimental nor literary but rather something strange and for want of a better word, which may not exist - Poetical”. Paul Nash in Country Life Magazine May 1938, ‘Unseen Landscapes’.