Ecological Aesthetics is creating a basis for a shift in perspective. Current problems in the world around us are seen as creative issues of artistic environmental design. Art and landscape architecture are aiming their concepts and work at finding productive viewpoints that go beyond prettification or formalistic design. Based on a vigorous intellectual exchange with research in the humanities and natural sciences, they engage in a processual dialogue with the laws, materials and forms of nature.
This book describes the diverse aspects of ecological aesthetics from the point of view of artists, landscape architects, scientists, philosophers and politicians. A special place among the work presented, by over fifty international artists and landscape architects, takes the landscape art of Herman Prigann, who also initiated this survey.