Landscape, Natural Beauty and the Arts


Landscape, Natural Beauty and the Arts

A distinguished group of scholars here probes the complex structure of aesthetic responses to nature in a discussion enriched with insights from art history, literary criticism, geography and philosophy. Exploring the interrelation among nature, beauty and art, they show that natural beauty is impregnated with concepts derived from the arts and from particular accounts of nature. The distinction and relation between art and nature are questioned, and the volume culminates in philosophical studies of the role of scientific understanding, engagement and appreciation in aesthetics.


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"As collections go, Landscape, Natural Beauty, and the Arts is of a high standard, and it paves the way for growth in natural aesthetics." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

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