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Aesthetics of Everyday Life by Andrew Light
Book DescriptionThe 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231135030
(157mm x 231mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 2-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Andrew Light
Reel Arguments, Paperback (January 2003)
Among the growing number of books written by philosophers on film, Reel Arguments aims to be one of the most accessible. This volume offers several examples of how films contain important philosophical lessons about how we live our lives, and in turn how philosophy helps us to better understand film.
Controlling Technology, Paperback (January 2003)
Do we control technology or does technology control us? This title brings together readings that focus on the conflicting views concerning the nature of modern technology as it relates to the quality of everyday life and to the larger problems of human survival on this planet.
Environmental Ethics, Paperback (June 2002)
Featuring the best of traditional and contemporary approaches to environmental philosophy, "Environmental Ethics: An Anthology" brings together seminal writings on the central questions in environmental ethics.
Technology and the Good Life?, Paperback (November 2000)» View all books by Andrew Light
This work uses a collective analysis of Albert Borgmann's controversial ideas as a jumping-off point from which to address questions about the role and significance of technology in our lives. Contributors apply Borgmann's theories to areas such as film, design and ecological restoration.
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Author Biography - Andrew Light
Andrew Light is assistant professor of environmental philosophy, director of the Environmental Conservation program, and codirector of the Applied Philosophy Group at New York University. He is the author of Reel Arguments: Film, Philosophy, and Social Criticism and is the editor or coeditor of fifteen books on philosophy and environmental studies. He lives in New York City. Jonathan M. Smith is professor of geography at Texas A&M and is the coeditor of Re-Reading Cultural Geography; Worldview Flux: Perplexed Values Among Postmodern Peoples; American Space/American Place: Geographies of the Contemporary United States; and the journal Philosophy and Geography. He lives in Bryan, Texas.
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