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.
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).
"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.