The Aesthetics of Everyday Life / Edition 1

The Aesthetics of Everyday Life / Edition 1

by Andrew Light
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231135033

ISBN-13: 9780231135030

Pub. Date: 02/16/2005

Publisher: Columbia University Press

The aesthetics of everyday life, originally developed by Henri Lefebvre and other modernist theorists, is an extension of traditional aesthetics, usually confined to works of art. It is not limited to the study of humble objects but is rather concerned with all of the undeniably aesthetic experiences that arise when one contemplates objects or performs acts that

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The aesthetics of everyday life, originally developed by Henri Lefebvre and other modernist theorists, is an extension of traditional aesthetics, usually confined to works of art. It is not limited to the study of humble objects but is rather concerned with all of the undeniably aesthetic experiences that arise when one contemplates objects or performs acts that are outside the traditional realm of aesthetics. It is concerned with the nature of the relationship between subject and object.

One significant aspect of everyday aesthetics is environmental aesthetics, whether constructed, as a building, or manipulated, as a landscape. Others, also discussed in the book, include sport, weather, smell and taste, and food.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231135030
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
02/16/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
517,676
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

I. Theorizing the Aesthetics of the Everyday1. The Nature of Everyday Aesthetics, by Tom Leddy2. Ideas for a Social Aesthetic, by Arnold Berleant3. On the Aesthetics of the Everyday: Familiarity, Strangeness, and the Meaning of Place, by Arto Haapala4. Danto and Baruchello: From Art to the Aesthetics of the Everyday, by Michael A. PrincipeII. Appreciating the Everyday Environment5. Building and the Naturally Unplanned, by Pauline von Bonsdorff6. What is the Correct Curriculum for Landscape?, by Allen Carlson7. Wim Wenders's Everyday Aesthetics, by Andrew LightIII. Finding the Everday Aesthetic8. Sport Viewed Aesthetically, and Even as Art?, by Wolfgang Welsch9. The Aesthetics of Weather, by Yuriko Saito10. Sniffing and Savoring: The Aesthetics of Smells and Tastes, by Emily Brady11. How Can Food Be Art?, by Glenn Kuehn

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