Title

Green Sense: The Aesthetics of Plants, Place and Language

Document Type

Book

Publisher

TrueHeart Press

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Communications and Arts / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications

RAS ID

14164

Comments

This book was originally published as: Ryan, J. C. (2012). Green Sense: The Aesthetics of Plants, Place and Language. Witney : TrueHeart Press.

Abstract

Botanical aesthetics are the visual and embodied modes which inform the perception, understanding, and appreciation of plant life. Green Sense is an interdisciplinary study of human relationships to wild plants and the ‘cultures of flora’ that may characterise a region. The book explores botanical aesthetics through a study of the South-West region of Western Australia; a biodiversity ‘hotspot’ of international standing. Through a diverse range of materials, approaches, and perspectives, this title points to the interplay of values involved in cultures of flora, from visual aesthetics and scientific knowledge, to embodied appreciations and sensory entanglements. The book aims to better understand human relationships to wild plants, and offers an intriguing journey through science; poetry; philosophy; ethnography; Indigenous Australian knowledges; and regional tourism and memory studies.Green Sense will appeal to academic researchers, and all those interested in the hidden aspects of the human relationship with plants.

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