The Aesthetics of Natural Environments / Edition 1

The Aesthetics of Natural Environments / Edition 1

by Allen Carlson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1551114704

ISBN-13: 9781551114705

Pub. Date: 02/10/2004

Publisher: Broadview Press

The Aesthetics of Natural Environments is a collection of essays investigating philosophical and aesthetics issues that arise in our appreciation of natural environments. The introduction gives an historical and conceptual overview of the rapidly developing field of study known as environmental aesthetics. The essays consist of classic pieces as well as

Overview

The Aesthetics of Natural Environments is a collection of essays investigating philosophical and aesthetics issues that arise in our appreciation of natural environments. The introduction gives an historical and conceptual overview of the rapidly developing field of study known as environmental aesthetics. The essays consist of classic pieces as well as new contributions by some of the most prominent individuals now working in the field and range from theoretical to applied approaches.

The topics covered include the nature and value of natural beauty, the relationship between art appreciation and nature appreciation, the role of knowledge in the aesthetic appreciation of nature, the importance of environmental participation to the appreciation of environments, and the connections between the aesthetic appreciation of nature and our ethical obligations concerning its maintenance and preservation.

This volume is for scholars and students focussed on nature, landscapes, and environments, individuals in areas such as aesthetics, environmental ethics, geography, environmental studies, landscape architecture, landscape ecology, and the planning and design disciplines. It is also for any reader interested in and concerned about the aesthetic quality of the world in which we live.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551114705
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
02/10/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
446,650
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements

Introduction: The Aesthetics of Nature
Allen Carlson and Arnold Berleant

  1. Contemporary Aesthetics and the Neglect of Natural Beauty
    Ronald Hepburn
  2. Appreciation and the Natural Environment
    Allen Carlson
  3. The Aesthetics of Art and Nature
    Arnold Berleant
  4. On Being Moved by Nature: Between Religion and Natural History
    Noël Carroll
  5. Icebreakers: Environmentalism and Natural Aesthetics
    Stan Godlovitch
  6. Landscape and the Metaphysical Imagination
    Ronald Hepburn
  7. Appreciating Nature on Its Own Terms
    Yuriko Saito
  8. Imagination and the Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature
    Emily Brady
  9. Fact and Fiction in the Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature
    Marcia Muelder Eaton
  10. The Aesthetic Experience of Forests
    Holmes Rolston III
  11. The Narrative and the Ambient in Environmental Aesthetics
    Cheryl Foster
  12. Appreciating Natural Beauty as Natural
    Ronald Moore
  13. What the Hills are Alive With: In Defense of the Sounds of Nature
    John Andrew Fisher
  14. Scenery and the Aesthetics of Nature
    Donald W. Crawford
  15. Aesthetic Appreciation and the Many Stories about Nature
    Thomas Heyd
  16. Environmental Stories: Speaking and Writing Nature
    Yrjö Sepänmaa

Notes on Contributors
Sources
Index

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