Landscape morphology : a comparative study of landscape aesthetics
This research is about landscape aesthetics. Aesthetics is not purely Platonic but a result of human communication with nature which relates to landscape experience and, in turn, reflects and guides the way people appreciate, paint and design. This is an issue of art philosophy and design methodology. To link theory with practice, the relationship between landscape - both painted and designed - and aesthetic thinking is the most important topic discussed throughout the writing. To achieve a relatively complete understanding of landscape aesthetics, the discussion develops with reference to the historical, cultural, philosophical and technical contexts of both the East and the West. Some key issues such as Romanticism of the English School and Tao in Chinese landscape have been chosen as the central objects of attention in the study. The manner of discussion, reason and analysis is one of comparison. Taking into account the roles of philosophy in art and environmental design, 'Landscape Morphology', a systematic study of the language system of landscape art, design and education, is of high value in the area of environmental development, which substantially links the theory with environmental art and design, and foreshadows the future of landscape aesthetic research.