|Title: ||Towards an aesthetic of diversity|
|Other Titles: ||Ecological Aesthetics: Art in Environmental Design: Theory and Practice|
|Citation: ||In: Strelow, H. and David, V. (eds.) Ecological Aesthetics: Art in Environmental Design: Theory and Practice. Berlin: Berkhäuser, Verlag, pp. 170-178 and pp. 232-233.|
|Publisher: ||Berkhäuser, Verlag|
|Issue Date: ||2004 |
|Additional Links: ||http://www.springer.com/birkhauser/architecture+&+design/book/978-3-7643-2424-7|
|Abstract: ||Collins’ chapter examines the question of aesthetics in artists’ work in the environment. The author hypothesizes that creative transformation has come unhinged from the impetus for primary authorship. Nature has come under full attack from the appetites of human culture and as a result the care for nature has become a cultural problem that must be addressed by the arts, sciences and the humanities. Working from a position of restoration ecology, the author makes a series of direct arguments for diversity as a standard aesthetic component, of social, environmental and economic systems. The text is framed within a specific history referencing scientists like E.O Wilson, and Gary Nabhan as well as environmental philosophers, landscape architects and other environmental practitioners. Also included in this text, are a series of full colour plates with descriptions presenting work done as principal investigator on “Nine Mile Run” and “3 Rivers 2nd Nature.”|
|Type: ||Book chapter|
|Description: ||The edited book juxtaposes the work of the German artist, Herman Prigann, against the work of others from Europe and the United States such as Helen and Newton Harrison, AMD and Art, and Jeroen van Westen. Articles addressing ecology and aesthetics were written by Dr. Jale Erzen, Department of Architecture, Middle East Technical University in Ankara; Prof Dr Massimo Venturi Ferriolo of the University of Salerno, Milan; and Dr Malcolm Miles of the University of Plymouth. The text closes with an overview of the issues in relation to cultural politics by Dr Klaus Topfer, former German Minister of the Environment.|
|Appears in Collections: ||Art, Society and Environment|
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