Aesthetics and the Environment: The Appreciation of Nature, Art, and Architecture

Routledge (2000)
Abstract
Aesthetics and the Environment presents fresh and fascinating insights into our interpretation of the environment. Traditional aesthetics is often associated with the appreciation of art, but Allen Carlson shows how much of our aesthetic experience does not encompass art but nature--in our response to sunsets, mountains or horizons or more mundane surroundings, like gardens or the view from our window. Carlson argues that knowledge of what it is we are appreciating is essential to having an appropriate aesthetic experience and that a scientific understanding of nature can enhance our appreciation of it, rather than denigrate it.
Keywords Environment (Aesthetics
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Call number BH301.E58.C37 2000
ISBN(s) 9780415206839   0415206839
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Emily Brady (2011). The Ugly Truth: Negative Aesthetics and Environment. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 69:83-99.
Allen Carlson (2011). Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature and Environmentalism. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 69:137-155.

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