Why is Landscape Beautiful?

Be the first to favourite this.

Lucius Burckhardt (1925-2003) taught architectural theory at Kassel University and, in the 1980s, coined the term “Promenadology”or the science of Strollology and developed this into a complex and far-sighted planning and design discipline. 
Given that “the landscape” as an idea only exists in our heads, Burckhardt’s writings (and drawings) are not so much concerned with beautiful vistas, but focus instead on the multi-faceted interaction a simple walk-taker has with his environment. To those who observe the environment with their eyes wide open, interesting questions will arise again and again; for example, why “city” and “country” can no longer be separated so easily in the face of progressive urbanization. Or why we consider a viaduct to be beautiful, but a nuclear power station an intrusion. And also, why gardens are works of art and should therefore be appraised as such.

Lucius Burckhardt

Burckhardt is the father of 'spaziergangswissenschaft', or, strollology.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Also check out

Book
New
Offcumdens
Book
Walking
Dérive app
New
A physical deck, for teams

19 May, 2022

Book
The Lost Art of Walking
Book
The Rings of Saturn
Book
Every Day until Antwerp. A Walking Trip along the Railway Line.
Book
Heart Stones
Book
New
But Is It Art?: The Spirit of Art as Activism
Book
New
Heart Murmur
Book
Take this one to bed
Free
Walking Event
New
The IDEA Project: Towards Inclusive Co-Created Audio Description

UCL

2022-05-25 12:00

FREE

Online

From University College London's 'Disability and the Cultural Sector' seminar series, Prof. Hannah Thompson, will explore what happens when audio description moves from access provision to artistic intervention and asks who has the right to describe or be described.

ALL BLOG POSTS - Tamsin G...
New
Late Bloomer

18 May, 2022