Tastes in landscapes
Colfer, C.J.P. 2003. Tastes in landscapes . Impulse Journal :24-25.
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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.