Gabriela Nováková

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Recent changes of the visual quality of rural landscape: Case study of Slovak-Austrian borderland

Gabriela Nováková, Dušan Šebo

Geographia Polonica (2016) vol. 89, iss. 4, pp. 505-520 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0071

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Abstract:

This paper examines the aesthetic consequences of recent changes in the rural landscape of Slovak-Austri an borderland. By the use of panoramic pictures and their photomontage we focused on landscape structure, abandonment, suburban fabric and the presence of wind turbines in the rural landscape. A secondary aim of the study was also to recognize some factors behind the different perception preferences. Above all we would like to draw attention to the issue of aesthetic qualities of rural landscape.

Keywords: rural landscape, visual quality, perception of diversity, Slovak-Austrian borderland

Gabriela Nováková, Department of Human Geography and Demography Comenius University in Bratislava Ilkovičova 6, Mlynská dolina, 842 15 Bratislava: Slovakia
Dušan Šebo, Department of Human Geography and Demography Comenius University in Bratislava Mlynská dolina 1, 842 15 Bratislava: Slovak Republic