Autumn Semester 2020 takes place in a mixed form of online and classroom teaching.
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103-0330-00L  Landscape Aesthetics

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersR. Rodewald
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractLandscape aesthetics - Theory and practice of the sensuous cognition of landscape qualities.The lecture comprises short excursions as well as theoretical and practical applications of landscape quality and their development goals.
ObjectiveBecoming familiar with the concepts of landscape aesthetics and obtaining an overview of the im-portance, methods and applicability of aesthetical landscape valuation and development.
ContentAesthetic qualities of landscapes are difficult to measure. However, they play a big role in evaluating landscape change. In recent years there has been a growing interest in theoretical and practical sen-sory methods that enable the assessment and understanding of landscape perception. Practical analyses of landscapes and their development requires knowledge of the concepts of "beauty" and "aesthetic cognition and evaluation".
LiteratureBourassa, S.C. 1991. The aesthetics of landscape, London
Nohl. W. 2015. Landschaftsästhetik heute. Auf dem Wege zu einer Landschaftsästhetik des guten Lebens. Ausgewählte Aufsätze aus vier Jahrzehnten, München
Rodewald, R., Gantenbein, K. 2016. Arkadien. Landschaften poetisch gestalten, Zürich
Welsch, W. 2016. Ästhetische Welterfahrung. Zeitgenössische Kunst zwischen Natur und Kultur, Paderborn.
Wöbse, H. H. 2002. Landschaftsästhetik, Stuttgart
Prerequisites / NoticeThe lecture of Bourassa The aesthetics of landscape, 1991, will be expected.