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ENVIRONMENTAL AESTHETICS

Berleant's approach to environmental aesthetics considers the human person as an active contributor in a context that includes and is continuous with the participant. A person is the perceptual center, both as an individual and as a member of a socio-cultural group, of his or her life-world whose horizons are shaped by geographical and cultural factors.

Publications

• The Aesthetics of Human Environments, co-edited with Allen Carlson. (Peterborough: Broadview, 2006).
• Aesthetics and Environment, Theme and Variations (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005)
• The Aesthetics of Natural Environments. Co-edited with Allen Carlson.
• Environment and the Arts; Perspectives on Art and Environment. Editor. Ashgate, 2002.
• Living in the Landscape: Toward an Aesthetics of Environment (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1997).
• The Aesthetics of Environment (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992).
• Art and Engagement (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991. Paperback edition, 1991).
• The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 56/2 (1998), special issue on environmental aesthetics. Guest co-editor (with Allen Carlson).

ESSAYS

• "The Fluid Environment," in Coastal Aesthetics, ed. Cheryl Foster (Lahti, Finland: International Institute of Applied Aesthetics.)
• "Is There Life in Virtual Space," in The Virtual Environment, ed. Pauline von Bonsdorff and Arto Haapala (Lahti, Finland: International Institute of Applied Aesthetics, 2006).
• "Environmental Aesthetics," in Art and Environment, Proceedings of Sanart III Symposium, Ankara.
• "Ideas for a Social Aesthetic," in The Aesthetics of Everyday Life, Andrew Light and Jonathan M. Smith (eds.), (New York: Columbia University Press, 2005).
• "Aesthetics in Place," in Constructing Place: Mind and Matter, ed. Sarah Menin (London and New York: Routledge, 2003), pp. 41-54.
• "Forestry Aesthetics: Forest Management as Hidden Landscape Architecture" in Finnish ("Metsänhoidon estetiikka: metsän käsittely maisema-arkkitehtuurina," in Yrjö Sepänmaa, ed., Metsän mieleni"(Addicted to Forest). (Maahenki, Finland, 2003).
• "Embodied Music," in Environment and the Arts; Perspectives on Art and Environment, ed. A. Berleant (Ashgate, 2002), pp. 143-155. Also in TKS, Tidskrift för kulturstudier, (Journal of Cultural Studies), 5 (2002), 7-22.
• "The Idea of a Cultural Aesthetic," Koht ja Paik / Place and Location, ed. Virve Sarapik, Kadri Tüür, and Mari Laanemets (Eesti Kunstiakadeemia, 2002), pp. 19-26. Also in The Great Book of Aesthetics: Proceedings of the Xvth International Congress of Aesthetics (Tokyo, Japan).
• "Two Paths through the Landscape," in Art and Landscape, Vol. 1, ed. George L. Anagnostopoulos (Athens: Panayotis and Effie Michelis Foundation, 2001), pp. 35-43.
• "Notes pour une phénomenologie de l'exécution musicale," Revue d'esthétique 36, 1999, 143-150.
• "Notes for a Phenomenology of Musical Performance," Philosophy of Music Education Review, 7, no. 2 (Fall 1999), pp.73-79.
• "Re-thinking Aesthetics," in Filozofski vestnik, XX (2/1999 - XIV ICA), Proceedings of the XIV International Congress of Aesthetics (Ljubljana, Slovenia, pp. 25-33.
• "Getting Along Beautifully," invited essay for Aesthetics and Everyday Life, ed. A. Haapala and P. von Bonsdorff (Lahti, Finland: International Institute for Applied Aesthetics).
• "The Wilderness City: An Essay on Metphorical Experience," A. Haapala, ed., The City as Cultural Metaphor: Studies in Urban Aesthetics (Lahti, Finland: International Institute for Applied Aesthetics, 1998), pp.16-25.
• "Introduction," Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 56/2 (1998), special issue on environmental aesthetics, co-authored with Allen Carlson.
• "Environmental Aesthetics," for The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, ed. M. Kelly ( Oxford University Press, 1998).
• "Environment and the Body," in Place and Embodiment, ed. P.T. Karjalainen & P.von Bonsdorff (Lahti: University of Helsinki, 1997), pp. 69-78.
• "Aesthetics in Practice and the Practice of Aesthetics," International Yearbook of Aesthetics, I (1996), 80-86.
• "The Critical Aesthetics of Disney World," Journal of Applied Philosophy, 11/2 (1994), 171-180.
• "Architecture and the Aesthetics of Continuity," in Philosophy and Architecture, ed. M. Mitias (Amsterdam-Atlanta: Rodopi, 1994), pp.21-30.
• "On the Aesthetics of Art and Nature," in Landscape, Natural Beauty, and the Arts, edited by Salim Kemal and Ivan Gaskell (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992).
• "The Viewer in the Landscape," EDRA 13, Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association (Washington, D.C., l982), pp.161-165.
"Architecture as Environmental Design," in Art and Engagement (Philadelphia: Temple,1991), (Ch. 3), pp. 76-104.
• "The Museum of Art as a Participatory Environment," Curator, 33/1 (March 1990), 31-39.
• "Aesthetic Perception in Environmental Design," in Environmental Aesthetics: Theory, Research, and Applications, edited by Jack Nasar (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988), pp. 84-97.
• "The Environment as an Aesthetic Paradigm," Dialectics and Humanism, XV, 1-2/1988, 95-106.
• "Art in Space, Aesthetic and Ethical Issues in Outer Space," with Sarah Fowler, The Monist, 70/1 (October 1987), 72-87.
• "Cultivating an Urban Aesthetic," Diogenes, 136 (October-December 1986), 1-18. French edition entitled, "A la recherche d'une esthetique urbaine." The English version was published in September 1987. Reprinted in Chinese translation in Diogene, Anthologieen chinois, Vol. 2, 1987 (No.6).
• "Art and Space-Age Communities," in Art and Technology, ed. Rene Berger and Lloyd Eby (New York: Paragon House, 1986), pp. 383-389.
• "Toward a Phenomenological Aesthetics of Environment," in Descriptions, ed. H. Silverman and D. Idhe (State University of New York Press, 1985), pp.112-128.
• "Aesthetic Participation and the Urban Environment," in Urban Resources, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Summer 1984), 37-42.
• "Environmental Reciprocity: A Study in Aesthetics and Environmental Experience," EDRA 15, Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association, 5 pp.
• "Aesthetic Paradigms for an Urban Ecology," Diogenes, l03 (Fall l978), l-28. French version, "Exigences esthetiques d'une ecologie urbaine," Juilllet-Septembre l978, III-XXVII. Published also in Arabic edition. Reprinted in Chinese translation in Diogene, Anthologieen chinois, Vol. 2, 1987 (No.6).
• "The Aesthetics of the Human Environment," Proceedings of VII International Congress of Aesthetics (Bucharest, Romania: II, Editura Academiei Republic Socialiste Romanie, l977), pp.345-348.
• "Art and the Future of Aesthetics," Proceedings of the Second Latin American Congress of Aesthetics.