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Environmental aesthetics : ideas, politics and planning

Author: J Douglas Porteous
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
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This is the first comprehensive, integrated study of the emerging interdisciplinary field of environmental aesthetics. The author takes the reader through a brief history of both aesthetics and taste, then discusses the psychology of human-environment relations, the influences of literary, artistic and legal activism on city, countryside and wilderness, and concludes with an analysis of the roles of public policy  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Porteous, J. Douglas (John Douglas), 1943-
Environmental aesthetics.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1996
(OCoLC)604225228
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Douglas Porteous
ISBN: 0415137691 9780415137690 0415137705 9780415137706
OCLC Number: 33818336
Description: xviii, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
1.1. Environmental aesthetics --
1.2. A short history of aesthetics --
1.3. The origins of the aesthetic impulse --
1.4. The senses --
--
2. Humanists --
2.1. The humanist approach --
2.2. A history of landscape taste --
2.3. Landscapes --
2.4. Some national contrasts --
--
3. Experimentalists --
3.1. The experimentalist approach --
3.2. Properties of environments and persons --
3.3. Scenery is good for you --
3.4. Methodological problems --
--
4. Activists --
4.1. Literary and design activism --
4.2. Citizen action --
4.3. Legal issues --
4.4. Public policy --
--
5. Planners --
5.1. Aesthetic landscape planning --
5.2. Urban aesthetic planning --
5.3. Environmental education --
5.4. Aesthetic critique --
--
Afterword : beyond aesthetics
Responsibility: J. Douglas Porteous.
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