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Tastes in landscapes

Tastes in landscapes

People have tastes in landscapes. This paper provides examples of different groups’ with lanscape tastes. It discusses, for instance, the Javanese preference for symmetry vis-à-vis the dayak’s appreciation of wildness, the ecologists’ enjoyment of natural chaos compared to the plantation specialist’s preference for tidy rows. Such tastes—-under-recognized and under-acknowledged as they are, actually have important roles in many debates that rage and decisions that are made about land use.

Authors: Colfer, C.J.P.

Topic: landscape,land use,taste,decision making

Publication Year: 2003

Source: Impulse Journal : 24-25

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