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Looking out: an investigation of the visitor's experience of natural environment


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Tudor, RG 2005 , 'Looking out: an investigation of the visitor's experience of natural environment', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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A practical, aesthetic and philosophical examination of lookouts as found in Australian National Parks. Investigates the impact of landscape (as refering to both the actual phenomena and cultural product) on environmental values and human relationship with place. Explores the unique relationship between visitors and environments conserved for their 'wilderness' value. Discusses the management of lookouts and the mediation and potential manipulation of visual perception in the design of these facilities. Suggests lookouts subjegate immediate physical 'site' to celebrate a distant 'scene' granted greater environmental value on the basis of aesthetic principles of beauty, the sublime and the photogenic.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Tudor, RG
Keywords: lookout, national park, environment, nature, place, space, ethics, visual perception, landscape, scenery, sublime, photogenic, tourist, visitor, sightseer, conservation areas, aesthetics, art, knowledge, multisensory, Tasmania
Publisher: Bec Tudor
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This research paper was submitted to satisfy the requirements of the Master of Art, Design and Environment at the Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania. Appendices 4 & 5 are missing due to copyright restrictions.

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