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Phenomenologies of art and vision: a post-analytic turn / Paul Crowther.

Phenomenologies of art and vision: a post-analytic turn / Paul Crowther.

by CrowtherPaul;

Publisher: New York : Continuum International Publishing Group, 2013.Description: 1 online resource (pages cm).ISBN: 1283950677; 1441130675; 9781283950671; 9781441130679.

Painting as an art: Wollheim and the subjective dimension — Abstract art and transperceptual space: Wolheim, and beyond — Truth in art: Heidegger against contextualism — Space, place, and sculpture: Heidegger’s pathways — Vision in being: Merleau-Ponty and the depths of painting — Subjectivity, the gaze, and the picture: developing Lacan — Dimensions in time: Dufrenne’s phenomenology of pictorial art — Conclusion: a preface to post-analytic phenomenology.

Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contemporarydiscussions of the image like to emphasize art’s societal functions. Fewstudies come close to answering why pictures and sculptures fascinate andintrigue regardless of any practical functions they might serve. In thisoriginal, thought-provoking study, Paul Crowther reveals the intrinsicsignificance of pictures and sculptures. To address thequestion of how painting becomes an art, Crowther uses the analytic philosophyof Richard Wollheim as a starting point. But to sufficiently answer thequestion, he makes an important link to a tradition much more successful ingiving voice to the deeper ontology of visual art – existential phenomenology. The result is a work that demonstrates thereciprocal relationship between phenomenology and analytic aesthetics. Toexpand its ontological scope and solve the problem of expression, analytic aestheticsneeds phenomenology; while to develop a sustained, critically balanced, and intellectually available ontology, phenomenology needs the discursive force andlucidity of analytic philosophy. This convincing case for a post-analyticphenomenology of art is an important advancement of contemporary discussions ofthe philosophy of art.

The aesthetics of decay : nothingness, nostalgia and the absence of reason / Dylan Trigg.

The aesthetics of decay : nothingness, nostalgia and the absence of reason / Dylan Trigg.

by TriggDylan.

Publisher: New York ; Lang, [2009]Description: xxix, 265 . : illustrations ; 24 cm.

In The Aesthetics of Decay , Dylan Trigg confronts the remnants from the fallout of post-industrialism and postmodernism. Through a considered analysis of memory, place, and nostalgia, Trigg argues that the decline of reason enables a critique of progress to emerge. In this ambitious work, Trigg aims to reassess the direction of progress by situating it in a spatial context. In doing so, he applies his critique of rationality to modern ruins. The derelict factory, abandoned asylum, and urban alleyway all become allies in Trigg’s attack on a fixed image of temporality and progress. The Aesthetics of Decay offers a model of post-rational aesthetics in which spatial order is challenged by an affirmative ethics of ruin

The memory of place : a phenomenology of the uncanny / Dylan Trigg.

The memory of place : a phenomenology of the uncanny / Dylan Trigg.

by Trigg, Dylan.

Series: Series in Continental thoughtPublisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2012]Description: xxxi, 347 pages :bill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780821419755.Subject(s): Memory | Place (Philosophy)

From the frozen landscapes of the Antarctic to the haunted houses of childhood, the memory of places we experience is fundamental to a sense of self. Drawing on influences as diverse as Merleau-Ponty, Freud, and J. G. Ballard, The Memory of Place charts the memorial landscape that is written into the body and its experience of the world.

Dylan Trigg’s The Memory of Place offers a lively and original intervention into contemporary debates within “place studies,” an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of philosophy, geography, architecture, urban design, and environmental studies. Through a series of provocative investigations, Trigg analyzes monuments in the representation of public memory; “transitional” contexts, such as airports and highway rest stops; and the “ruins” of both memory and place in sites such as Auschwitz. While developing these original analyses, Trigg engages in thoughtful and innovative ways with the philosophical and literary tradition, from Gaston Bachelard to Pierre Nora, H. P. Lovecraft to Martin Heidegger. Breathing a strange new life into phenomenology, The Memory of Place argues that the eerie disquiet of the uncanny is at the core of the remembering body, and thus of ourselves. The result is a compelling and novel rethinking of memory and place that should spark new conversations across the field of place studies.

Edward S. Casey, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University and widely recognized as the leading scholar on phenomenology of place, calls The Memory of Place “genuinely unique and a signal addition to phenomenological literature. It fills a significant gap, and it does so with eloquence and force.” He predicts that Trigg’s book will be “immediately recognized as a major original work in phenomenology.”

The Aesthetics of Atmospheres (Ambiances, Atmospheres and Sensory Experiences of Spaces)

The Aesthetics of Atmospheres (Ambiances, Atmospheres and Sensory Experiences of Spaces)

Interest in sensory atmospheres and architectural and urban ambiances has been growing for over 30 years. A key figure in this field is acclaimed German philosopher Gernot Böhme whose influential conception of what atmospheres are and how they function has been only partially available to the English-speaking public. This translation of key essays along with an original introduction charts the development of Gernot Böhme’s philosophy of atmospheres and how it can be applied in various contexts such as scenography, commodity aesthetics, advertising, architecture, design, and art.

The phenomenological analysis of atmospheres has proved very fruitful and its most important, and successful, application has been within aesthetics. The material background of this success may be seen in the ubiquitous aestheticization of our lifeworld, or from another perspective, of the staging of everything, every event and performance. The theory of atmospheres becoming an aesthetic theory thus reveals the theatrical, not to say manipulative, character of politics, commerce, of the event-society. But, taken as a positive theory of certain phenomena, it offers new perspectives on architecture, design, and art. It made the spatial and the experience of space and places a central subject and hence rehabilitated the ephemeral in the arts. Taking its numerous impacts in many fields together, it initiated a new humanism: the individual as a living person and his or her perspective are taken seriously, and this fosters the ongoing democratization of culture, in particular the possibility for everybody to participate in art and its works.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (19 Sept. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1138688509
  • ISBN-13: 978-1138688506

Atmospheres: Aesthetics of Emotional Spaces

Atmospheres [electronic resource] : Aesthetics of Emotional Spaces 

by Griffero, ToninoEbook Library [supplier].

Publisher: Farnham : Taylor and Francis, 2016.Description: 1 online resource (128 pages).ISBN: 9781472421739.Subject(s): Aesthetics, Modern | Emotions (Philosophy) | Space | Electronic books


Cover Page — Dedication — Title Page — Copyright Page — Contents — Introduction: Not to Leave Vagueness (but to Stay in it in the Right Way) — 1 Atmospheric Perception — 1.1 Atmospheric Segmentation? — 1.2 Perceiving Atmospheres — 1.3 How One Feels Here and Now in the Felt-Body — 1.4 The First Impression — 1.5 Atmospheres as Situational Constraints — 1.6 Lived (Predimensional) Spaces — 1.7 ‘Affordances’ and Imagine-Motor Reactions — 2 History of the Concept of Atmosphere — 2.1 The Climatic Paradigm — 2.2 Atmosphere and Landscape
2.3 Orosensory Atmosphere (and the Case of Haptics) — 2.4 … that ‘Creates an Atmosphere — 2.5 The Numinous and the ‘Genius Loci’ — 2.6 ‘Stimmung’, ‘Ambiance’, Aura — 2.7 From ‘Affordances’ to Emotional Design — 2.8 And Art? From the Beautiful to the Atmospheric — 2.9 Urban Seductions — 2.10 The Magic of Dwelling — 2.11 Ecstasy of Materials — 3 Atmospherology — 3.1 History of a ‘Sin’: Introjection and Projection — 3.2 Atmospheres: Not Metaphors but Quasi-things — 3.3 Sinaesthesias — 3.4 ‘All Out’: Atmospheric Ontology — 3.5 Principles of a Phenomenology of Atmospheres — Conclusion
Bibliography — Index


Summary: Originally published in Italian in 2010, this book is the first to address the theory of atmospheres in a thorough and systematic way. It examines the role of atmospheres in daily life, and defines their main characteristics. Outlining the typical phenomenological situations in which we experience atmospheres, it assesses their impact on contemporary aesthetics. It puts forward a philosophical approach which systematises a constellation of affects and climates, finds patterns in the emotional tones of different spaces (affordances) and assesses their impact on the felt body. It also critically discusses the spatial turn invoked by several of the social sciences, and argues that there is a need for a non-psychologistic rethinking of the philosophy of emotions. It provides a history of the term ‘atmosphere’ and of the concepts anticipating its meaning (genius loci, aura, Stimmung, numinous, emotional design and ambiance), and examines the main ontological characteristics of atmospheres and their principal phenomenological characteristics. It concludes by showing how atmospheres affect our emotions, our bodies’ reactions, our state of mind and, as a result, our behaviour and judgments. Griffero assesses how atmospheres are more effective than we have been rationally willing to admit, and to what extent traditional aesthetics, unilaterally oriented towards art, has underestimated this truth.