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Aesthetics and Environment

Aesthetics and Environment - 03 edition

Aesthetics and Environment - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780415301053

ISBN10: 041530105X

Aesthetics and Environment by Carlson - ISBN 9780415301053
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 2003
International: No
Aesthetics and Environment by Carlson - ISBN 9780415301053

ISBN13: 9780415301053

ISBN10: 041530105X

Edition: 03

Summary

Now in paperback, i Aesthetics and the Environment /i 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.