• An Aesthetics of Urbanism

    Author(s):
    Arnold Berleant (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Subject(s):
    City, Urban ecology, Aesthetics, Urbanism
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    Ecological Aesthetics and Environmental Aesthetics in Global Perspective
    Conf. Org.:
    Shandong University
    Conf. Loc.:
    Jinan, China
    Conf. Date:
    October 2009
    Tag(s):
    ecological city, aesthetic engagement, urban landscape
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/cxga-5t80
    Abstract:
    The idea of ecology embraces more than the biological world; it extends to the cultural world as well, including the built environment. At the same time our understanding of environment has changed to include the human participants and not just their external surroundings. Furthermore, humans engage their environment perceptually and this introduces the aesthetic dimension. Shaping the urban landscape requires both an ecological and an aesthetic understanding, and an aesthetic ecological model based on artistic-aesthetic engagement offers a guiding vision for constructing and living in an urbanized environment.
    Notes:
    Chapter 7 in Sensibility and Sense: The Aesthetic Transformation of the Human World (Exeter, U.K.: Imprint Academic, 2010), pp. 115-135. Originally presented as “Aesthetic Engagement and the Human Landscape,” at the international conference on Environment, Aesthetic Engagement, and the Public Sphere, Paris, 9 May 2007. http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M65R89 Translated into Chinese and reprinted under the title, “Aesthetic Ecology and the Urban Environment” in Academic Monthly, Vol. 3, 2008.
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