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Example: View from the Berlin TV tower

Originally, a view referred to the "view outside", in a figurative sense also the "into the future". The composition was coined around 1700 in the garden art from the older concept of the view.

The preoccupation with the view as a view of and into the (distant) landscape and its perception was a frequent motif in literature and painting during the German Romantic period . For example, Friedrich Hölderlin used a view in the title of several of his poems. Even today, views can be found in compounds such as viewpoint , viewing platform or viewing tower .

A future perspective - which can be promising or hopeless - or its prediction is also known today as a forecast .

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Wiktionary: View  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

References and footnotes

  1. ^ After Duden "Etymologie" - dictionary of origin of the German language , 2nd edition, Dudenverlag, 1989