Saito published in anthology of environmental aesthetics
An article by Yuriko Saito (Professor, HPSS), “Future Directions for Environmental Aesthetics,” is included in Environmental Aesthetics: Crossing Divides and Breaking Ground just published by Fordham University Press.
Environmental Aesthetics sets out to show how differing perspectives can be brought into conversation with one another. The first part surveys the development of the field and discusses some important future directions. The second part explains how widening the scope of environmental aesthetics demands a continual rethinking of the relationship between aesthetics and other fields. How does environmental aesthetics relate to ethics? Does aesthetic appreciation of the environment entail an attitude of respect? What is the relationship between the theory and practice? The third part is devoted to the relationship between the aesthetics of nature and the aesthetics of art. Can art help “save the Earth”? The final part illustrates the emergence of practical applications from theoretical studies by focusing on concrete case studies.
An earlier version of Saito’s piece appeared in Environmental Values, 19, no. 3 (August 2010).