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Title: Dimensions of landscape preferences from pairwise comparisons

Author: Bernaldez, F. González; Parra, F.;

Date: 1979

Source: In: Elsner, Gary H., and Richard C. Smardon, technical coordinators. 1979. Proceedings of our national landscape: a conference on applied techniques for analysis and management of the visual resource [Incline Village, Nev., April 23-25, 1979]. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-35. Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 256-262

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Analysis of landscape preferences allows the detection of major dimensions as:(1) the opposition between "natural and humanized", (comprising features like vegetation cover, cultivation, pattern of landscape elements, artifacts, excavations, etc.); (2) polarity "precision/ambiguity" (involving opposition between: predominance of straight, vertical lines; contrast; recurrent patterns, etc./curved, diffuse forms, etc.) (3) a polarity "harsh, hostile, awe-inspiring/bland, welcoming" and (4) opposition between warm and cold colors. These trends are not completely independent and a more general trend opposing "unpredictable, uncontrolled" to "predictable, controlled environment" may be disclosed.

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Bernaldez, F. González ; Parra, F. 1979. Dimensions of landscape preferences from pairwise comparisons. In: Elsner, Gary H., and Richard C. Smardon, technical coordinators. 1979. Proceedings of our national landscape: a conference on applied techniques for analysis and management of the visual resource [Incline Village, Nev., April 23-25, 1979]. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-35. Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 256-262

 


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