Ethically evaluating land art: Is it worth it?

Ethics, Place and Environment 10 (3):263 – 277 (2007)
Abstract
Land art requires careful evaluation when assessing its aesthetic and ethical value. Critics of land art charge that it is unethical in that it uses nature without such use being justified by some future good. Other critics charge that land art harms nature aesthetically. In this essay, the author canvasses these charges and argues that some land art is ethically and aesthetically defensible, and that some has great and rare potential in both realms.
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Emily Brady (2011). The Ugly Truth: Negative Aesthetics and Environment. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 69:83-99.
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