Garden as an Art / Edition 1

Garden as an Art / Edition 1

by Mara Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791413780

ISBN-13: 9780791413784

Pub. Date: 07/01/1993

Publisher: State University of New York Press

In this book Miller challenges contemporary aesthetic theory to include gardens in an expanded definition of art. She provides a radical critique of three central tenets within current intellectual debate: first, the art historical notion that art should only be studied within the context of a single culture and period; second, the philosophical belief that art

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In this book Miller challenges contemporary aesthetic theory to include gardens in an expanded definition of art. She provides a radical critique of three central tenets within current intellectual debate: first, the art historical notion that art should only be studied within the context of a single culture and period; second, the philosophical belief that art should be conceived as a discrete object unrelated to our survival as persons, as cultural communities, as a species; and third, the notion that all signifying systems are like language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791413784
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/01/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Pt. IWhat Is a Garden?
Ch. 1Definitions, Examples, and Paradigms3
Ch. 2The General Unifying Principles Underlying the Construction and Appreciation of Gardens25
Ch. 3Additional Aspects of Spatiality53
Pt. IIThe Garden as a Work of Art
Ch. 4Gardens and Current Theories of Art69
Ch. 5Preference for Distance and Disinterest93
Ch. 6Environmental Aesthetics and the Effects of Art107
Ch. 7The Signifying Garden: Gardens as Art121
Pt. IIIThe Garden as Great Art
Ch. 8Great Art: Significant Human Content: Theoretical Issues135
Ch. 9Ideas in Art and Language147
Ch. 10The Signifying Garden: Gardens and Language153
Ch. 11Gardens as Great Art: The Presentation of Artistic Ideas171
Ch. 12Conclusions177
Notes181
Bibliography201
Index to Gardens213
Name Index215
Subject Index219

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