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Aesthetic creation theory and landscape architecture

van Etteger, Rudi and Thompson, Ian H. and Vicenzotti, Vera (2016). Aesthetic creation theory and landscape architecture. Jola - Journal Of Landscape Architecture. 11 :1 , 80-91
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/18626033.2016.1144688


In recent decades the landscape architectural discourse has tended to eschew ideas of aesthetics while focusing instead on notions of functional and sustainable design. We offer the view that Aesthetic Creation Theory, whose principal exponent is the philosopher Nick Zangwill, has the potential to redress this imbalance by interpreting landscape architecture as 'art'. Zangwill's account of 'art' differs, however, from many other definitions found in philosophical aesthetics: it holds that works of art have aesthetic functions that are essential to them, but also allows that they have other, non-aesthetic functions, for example practical or ecological ones. It thus removes the strict distinction between fine art and the useful arts. After introducing Zangwill's theory, we discuss some rival theories of art and then explore the virtues of Aesthetic Creation Theory for the theory, practice, and pedagogy of landscape architecture.

Authors/Creators:van Etteger, Rudi and Thompson, Ian H. and Vicenzotti, Vera
Title:Aesthetic creation theory and landscape architecture
Series Name/Journal:Jola - Journal Of Landscape Architecture
Year of publishing :2016
Page range:80-91
Number of Pages:12
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:P Natural resources > P01 Nature conservation and land resources
X Agricola extesions > X80 Social sciences, humanities and education
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Landscape Architecture
Keywords:Aesthetic Creation Theory, criticism, landscape architecture, philosophical aesthetics, theory
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Web of Science (WoS)000378347600009
Alternative URL:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/18626033.2016.1144688
ID Code:14049
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
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Deposited On:21 Feb 2017 07:19
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