A New Kind of Beauty Out of the Underlying Scaling of Geographic Space

@article{Jiang2013ANK,
  title={A New Kind of Beauty Out of the Underlying Scaling of Geographic Space},
  author={Bin Jiang and Daniel Z. Sui},
  journal={The Professional Geographer},
  year={2013},
  volume={66},
  pages={676 - 686}
}
Geographic space demonstrates scaling or hierarchy, implying that there are far more small things than large ones. The scaling pattern of geographic space, if visualized properly (i.e., based on the head/tail breaks classification), can evoke a sense of beauty. This is our central argument. This beauty is a new type of aesthetic at a deeper structural level and differs in essence from an intuitive sense of harmony, perceived in terms of color, shape, texture, and ratio. This new kind of beauty… 

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