Environmental Aesthetics: Ideas, Politics and Planning

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Political Science - 290 pages
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This is the first comprehensive, integrated study of the emerging interdisciplinary field of environmental aesthetics. The author takes the reader through a brief history of both aesthetics and taste, then discusses the psychology of human-environment relations, the influences of literary, artistic and legal activism on city, countryside and wilderness, and concludes with an analysis of the roles of public policy and of planning. Clearly written and lavishly illustrated, the book brings together the ideas, methods and practice of a wide range of academic and professional disciplines. The book will prove an invaluable introduction to all interested in how the experience of both city and country life can and should be improved.

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Porteous is professor of geography at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. He has published eleven books on urban planning and the environment.

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