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Record number 535471
Title Shades of sublime : a design for landscape experiences as an instrument in the making of meaning
Author(s) Roncken, Paul A.
Source Wageningen University. Promotor(en): Adri van den Brink, co-promotor(en): Matthijs Schouten. - Wageningen : Wageningen University - ISBN 9789463438285 - 337
Department(s) Landscape Architecture
Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology
Publication type Dissertation, internally prepared
Publication year 2018

Historically, the idea of the sublime is often associated with grand and astounding natural scenery. This thesis investigates a twenty-first century idea of the sublime that includes dissonant phenomena such as ecosystem disruption and climate change. The subject of the sublime is symbolic of how unprepared the general audience is for dealing with the inherent disorders that arise when confronted with ‘negative’ aesthetic engagement. Landscape design, however, can mediate this experience to facilitate a creative act of imagination and identification with contemporary sublime phenomena. This in turn provides an opportunity to speculate on a future landscape architectural repertoire.

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