Garden as an Art / Edition 1

Garden as an Art / Edition 1

by Mara Miller
     
 

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

Part I: What Is a Garden?

1. Definitions, Examples, and Paradigms

2. The General Unifying Principles Underlying the Construction and Appreciation of Gardens

3. Additional Aspects of Spatiality

Part II: The Garden as a Work of Art

4. Gardens and Current Theories of Art

5. Preference for Distance and Disinterest

6. Environmental Aesthetics and the Effects of Art

7. The Signifying Garden: Gardens as Art

Part III: The Garden as Great Art

8. Great Art: Significant Human Content: Theoretical Issues

9. Ideas in Art and Language

10. The Signifying Garden: Gardens and Language

11. Gardens as Great Art: The Presentation of Artistic Ideas

12. Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index to Gardens

Name Index

Subject Index

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