Rudi van Etteger
Date: 10 November 2016
Time: 11:00 – 12:30
Location: Aula, building 362, Gen. Foulkesweg 1, Wageningen
Beyond the Visible. Prolegomenon to an aesthetics of designed landscapes
Group: Wageningen University, Landscape Architecture
Promotor: Prof.dr.ir. A. van den Brink and prof.dr. H.G.J. Gremmen
Co-promotor: Dr. R.C.H.M. van Gerwen
In this thesis the appropriate aesthetic evaluation of designed landscapes is explored. The lack of a specific theory for the appropriate appreciation of designed landscapes in environmental aesthetics has made it possible for landscape architects and critics to belief that landscapes are scenic entities. Actual design criticism as offered in the Landscape Architecture Europe books is shown to be based on the inconsistent belief that aesthetic experiences of works of landscape architecture are mostly visual. To explore what an appropriate appreciation should be based in, the ontology and phenomenology first of the particular designed landscape of Walcheren and consequently designed landscapes in general are explored. The exploration has provided important cues for the aesthetic evaluation of designed landscapes which form an evaluative framework for the appropriate appreciation of designed landscapes. A discussion is provided on the importance of such an appropriate appreciation for different audiences.
Extra information on:
- Internet broadcast of the promotion at WURTV
- Route description and buildings Wageningen
- The full text of this dissertation will become available in Wageningen Dissertation Abstracts after the PhD defense.