Scenery et Landscape : deux manières de nommer le paysage.

Scenery (au singulier) et landscape sont généralement traduits en français par paysage. Le World English Dictionary définit le premier mot de deux manières :
1) « the natural features of a landscape »
2) « the painted backcloths, stage structures, etc., used to represent a location in a theatre or studio ».

Le second désigne, entre autres définitions :
1) « a section or expanse of rural scenery, usually extensive, that can be seen from a single viewpoint » ou « a picture representing natural inland or coastal scenery »
2) « a painting, drawing, photograph, etc, depicting natural scenery ».

Pour D. Meining, « landscape is related to, but not identical to nature. […] This every landscape is a scene, but landscape is not identical with scenery. […] Scenery has connotations of a set piece, a defined perspective, a focus upon certain features, a discrimination based upon some generally received idea of beauty or interest » (p. 2). Mais aussi, « landscape is a portion of the earth’s surface, related to, but not identical with region, area, or geography » (Meining, 1979, p. 3). M.-P. Conzen (1990) considère également « landscape as a generic term [that] can be understood to encompass all the visible world ».