Open space in cities: in search of a new aesthetic

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Open spaces have received increasing public criticism in recent years, whilst some researchers are trying to objectify and quantify their beauty. In this chapter, the author attempts to present a workable aesthetic concept of nature for designing open spaces in post-industrial capitalist cities. He looks at the symbolic-aesthetic meaning of nature to people, and the study of this area in terms of levels of cognition. Use of open spaces in urban settings should be independent, creative, educational, and cooperative, and should involve the environment. -C.Lloyd

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-83
Number of pages10
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1992


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