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The Resource Environmental aesthetics: ideas, politics and planning

Environmental aesthetics: ideas, politics and planning

Label
Environmental aesthetics: ideas, politics and planning
Title
Environmental aesthetics: ideas, politics and planning
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 and of planning. Clearly written and lavishly illustrated, the book brings together the ideas, methods and practice of a wide range of academic and professional disciplines. The book will prove an invaluable introduction to all interested in how the experience of both city and country life can and should be improved
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Porteous, J. Douglas
Index
no index present
LC call number
BH301.E56
LC item number
P67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environment (Aesthetics)
  • Landscape architecture
Label
Environmental aesthetics: ideas, politics and planning
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780415137706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Environmental aesthetics: ideas, politics and planning
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780415137706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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