Gardens and the Passion for the Infinite / Edition 1by Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Pub. Date: 12/23/2010
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
What essentially is a garden? Is it a small plot of land that we put aside to cultivate our favorite vegetables or to grow flowers for our personal enjoyment? Or is it a symbol, a mirror, a reflection of our human passions? The topic of the present volume is the mysterious ways in which Imaginatio Creatix plays within the human ingrowness in natural life,
What essentially is a garden? Is it a small plot of land that we put aside to cultivate our favorite vegetables or to grow flowers for our personal enjoyment? Or is it a symbol, a mirror, a reflection of our human passions? The topic of the present volume is the mysterious ways in which Imaginatio Creatix plays within the human ingrowness in natural life, transposing dreams, nostalgias, and enchantments.
Table of ContentsTheme: Gardens and the Passion for the Infinite; A.-T. Tymieniecka. Section I: Mirrors of Affectivity and Aesthetics: Gardens, Parks, and Landscapes as Seen by Theophile de Viau and La Fontaine; M.-O. Sweetser. Leonardo's Annunciation Hortus Conclusus and its Reflexive Heart; M. Landrus. The Gardens of Versailles and the Sublime; A.C. Canan. Garden in Stoppard, Austen, and Goethe; R.J. Wilson. Section II: Approaching Zen Gardens: A Phenomenological-Anthropological Approach; M. Katahira. Hatha Yogi: A Phenomenological Experience of Nature; A-.M. Bowery. In Search of Paradise: Gardens in Medieval French and Persian Poetry; J.K. Martin. The Chinese Attempt to Miniaturize the World in Gardens; Tsung-I. Dow. Aesthetics of Ancient Indian Sylvan Colonies and Gardens: Tagore's Reflexions; S. Ray. Section III: Opera as a Mirror of the Infinite: the Triumph of the Human Spirit over Natural Forces in Riders to the Sea; G.R. Tibbetts. Late Modernity & La Villette: 'Unsettling' the Object/Event Dialectic; T. Meehan. The Looking-Glass Self: Self-Objectivation Through the Garden; G. Backhaus. The Fourth Dimension of Art; M. Zurakowska. The Ruin Aesthetic: Constructing the Deconstructive Landscape A Didactic Poem; R. Rhodes. Section IV: Japanese Aesthetic Concepts and Phenomenological Inquiry; M. Meli. The Wisdom of the Mirror in Cocteau's Orphée; M. Statkiewicz. She Looks in the Mirror: The Ideological Shift of the Feminine Gaze in the Film The French Lieutenant's Woman; J. Dean. The Phenomenological Flaneur and Robert Irwin's 'Phenomenological Garden' at the Getty Center; P. Majkut. Section V: TheDream of Ascent and the Noise of Earth: Paradoxical Inclinations in Euripides's Bacchae, Shakespeare's The Tempest, and Stevens's 'Of Modern Poetry'; H. Pearce. What Time is it? Subverting and Suppressing, Conflating and Compressing Time in Commodified Space and Architecture; C. Krause Knight. Ingarden: Viewing Art as Existentially Autonomous; H. Meltzer. The Psychometaphor; J.C. Couceiro-Bueno. Index.
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