Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193297
Title:
The Environmental Aesthetic Appreciation of Cultural Landscapes
Author:
Gorski, Andrew David
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In recent decades the canon of environmental aesthetics has expanded beyond its primary concern of understanding what is beautiful in the fine arts to the appreciation of natural and cultural landscapes. Corresponding with society's growing interest in conservation, environmental aesthetics has emerged as relevant to many conservation discussions. The preservation and interpretation of cultural landscapes is complicated by resources that are in a constant state of change. Traditional cultural landscape preservation practices have had mixed results. A focus on interpretation rather than preservation is generally considered a strategy for improving cultural landscape practices. Applying theories developed in the field of environmental aesthetics to cultural landscapes may lead to principles helpful to their preservation and interpretation. In this study, an environmental aesthetic framework is developed and applied to the Canoa Ranch, a historic property south of Tucson, Arizona, to evaluate the potential of using environmental aesthetics in appreciation of cultural landscapes.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
environmental aesthetics; cultural landscapes; preservation; interpretation; environmental history; ordinary landscapes
Degree Name:
MLA; MA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Landscape Architecture; Graduate College; Architecture
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Jeffery, R. Brooks; Macmillan Johnson, Lauri

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleThe Environmental Aesthetic Appreciation of Cultural Landscapesen_US
dc.creatorGorski, Andrew Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorGorski, Andrew Daviden_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn recent decades the canon of environmental aesthetics has expanded beyond its primary concern of understanding what is beautiful in the fine arts to the appreciation of natural and cultural landscapes. Corresponding with society's growing interest in conservation, environmental aesthetics has emerged as relevant to many conservation discussions. The preservation and interpretation of cultural landscapes is complicated by resources that are in a constant state of change. Traditional cultural landscape preservation practices have had mixed results. A focus on interpretation rather than preservation is generally considered a strategy for improving cultural landscape practices. Applying theories developed in the field of environmental aesthetics to cultural landscapes may lead to principles helpful to their preservation and interpretation. In this study, an environmental aesthetic framework is developed and applied to the Canoa Ranch, a historic property south of Tucson, Arizona, to evaluate the potential of using environmental aesthetics in appreciation of cultural landscapes.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental aestheticsen_US
dc.subjectcultural landscapesen_US
dc.subjectpreservationen_US
dc.subjectinterpretationen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental historyen_US
dc.subjectordinary landscapesen_US
thesis.degree.nameMLAen_US
thesis.degree.nameMAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLandscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
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dc.contributor.chairJeffery, R. Brooksen_US
dc.contributor.chairMacmillan Johnson, Laurien_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJeffery, R. Brooksen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMacmillan Johnson, Laurien_US
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dc.identifier.oclc659747377en_US
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