Publisher description for Environmental aesthetics : ideas, politics and planning / J. Douglas Porteous.


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As overdevelopment, noise pollution, and land use become considerations in modern life, we become more thoughtful of the quality of our environments, whether the space is for recreation, education, or residential living. Demonstrating how such tenets as "to each his own" have contributed to the demise of our public spaces, Environmental Aesthetics is the first integrated study of this emerging field. Beginning with a brief history of aesthetics, the author explores the concept of landscape, the psychology of human-environment relations, the influences of literary, artistic and legal activism, and the roles of public policy and of planning. Clearly written and lavishly illustrated, the book will prove invaluable to anyone interested in how the physical environment can and should be improved.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Environment (Aesthetics)
Landscape architecture.
Landschapsarchitectuur. -- gtt
Milieuethiek. -- gtt