The Aesthetics of Human Environments is a companion volume to Carlson's and Berleant's The Aesthetics of Natural Environments. Whereas the earlier collection focused on the aesthetic appreciation of nature, The Aesthetics of Human Environments investigates philosophical and aesthetics issues that arise from our engagement with human environments ranging from rural landscapes to urban cityscapes. Our experience of public spaces such as shopping centers, theme parks, and gardens as well as the impact of our personal living spaces on the routine activities of our everyday life are discussed in terms of their aesthetic value and the nature of our aesthetic appreciation.This volume will appeal to any reader concerned about the aesthetic quality of the world in which we live.
Arnold Berleant is Professor of Philosophy (Emeritus) at Long Island University. Dr. Berleant is Past President of the International Association for Aesthetics and President of the International Advisory Committee of the International Institute of Applied Aesthetics (IIAA). Allen Carlson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, and currently holds a University of Alberta Research Professorship.