Reading Response 3
From my understanding, the reading were a depiction of the evolution of landscape and picturesque aesthetic and its development was described. That the concept of “Picturesque” is to be thought of as median between beauty and sublime, regularity and imitations of vastness. For what I understood picturesque is based on the foundation of aesthetic almost does not exist independently in the natural environments, but only through the perspective of the occupier driven by a particular arrangement within the landscape. “Even the most sensitive of Jane Austen’s Heroines growing up in the 1780’s never contemplated living by Nature’s precepts à la Julie in La Nouvelle Heloise…” (The Picturesque: An Overview by Mavis Batey).