Aesthetics and the Environment
The Appreciation of Nature, Art and Architecture
By (author) Allen Carlson
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Aesthetics and the Environment by Allen Carlson
Book DescriptionTraditional aesthetics is often associated with the appreciation of art, Allen Carlson shows how much of our aesthetic experience does not encompass art but nature. He argues that knowledge of what it is we are appreciating is essential to having an appropriate aesthetic experience and that scientific understanding of nature can enhance our appreciation of it, rather than denigrate it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415301053
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Allen Carlson
Functional Beauty, Paperback (September 2012)
Parsons and Carlson examine the relationship between function and aesthetic value. They develop the concept of Functional Beauty, drawing on work in the philosophy of science as well as aesthetics, and show its importance in diverse kinds of aesthetic appreciation - of buildings, nature, everyday objects, and events, as well as artworks.
Contemporary Chinese Politics, Hardback (August 2010)
This book considers how new and diverse sources and methods are changing the study of Chinese politics.
Nature, Aesthetics, and Environmentalism, Paperback (February 2008)» View all books by Allen Carlson
Environmental aesthetics is a field of study that focuses on nature's aesthetic value as well as on its ethical and environmental implications. This book addresses the complex relationships between aesthetic appreciation and environmental issues and emphasizes the contribution that environmental aesthetics can make to environmentalism.
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