OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Aesthetics of the Familiar: Everyday Life and World-Making

ISBN : 9780199672103

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¥7,171
著者: 
Yuriko Saito
ページ
272 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
153 x 234 mm
刊行日
2017年07月
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Yuriko Saito explores the nature and significance of the aesthetic dimensions of people's everyday life. Everyday aesthetics has the recognized value of enriching one's life experiences and sharpening one's attentiveness and sensibility. Saito draws out its broader importance for how we make our worlds, environmentally, morally, as citizens and consumers. Saito urges that we have a social responsibility to encourage cultivation of aesthetic literacy and vigilance against aesthetic manipulation. Yuriko Saito argues that ultimately, everyday aesthetics can be an effective instrument for directing the humanity's collective and cumulative world-making project for the betterment of all its inhabitants. Everyday aesthetics has been seen as a challenge to contemporary Anglo-American aesthetics discourse, which is dominated by the discussion of art and beauty. Saito responds to controversies about the nature, boundary, and status of everyday aesthetics and argues for its legitimacy. She highlights the multi-faceted aesthetic dimensions of everyday life that are not fully accounted for by the commonly-held account of defamiliarizing the familiar.

目次: 

Introduction

Part I. Concepts: Everyday Aesthetics as an Essentially Contested Field
1 The Aesthetics of the Ordinary and Familiar
2 Challenges and Responses to Everyday Aesthetics

Part II. Cases: From Sky to Earth
3 The Aesthetics of Emptiness: Sky Art
4 The Aesthetics of Wind Farms
5 The Aesthetics of Laundry

Part III. Consequences: Everyday Aesthetics and World-Making
6 Consequences of Everyday Aesthetics
7 The Power of Everyday Aesthetics in World-Making

Conclusion

著者について: 

Yuriko Saito, born and raised in Japan, is Professor of Philosophy at the Rhode Island School of Design in the United States. She has written and lectured widely on everyday aesthetics, environmental aesthetics, and Japanese aesthetics. Her Everyday Aesthetics was published by Oxford University Press in 2008. In addition to serving as an editorial consultant for a number of journals on aesthetics and environmental ethics, she works as Associate Editor of the first free-access, peer-reviewed, online journal on aesthetics, Contemporary Aesthetics.

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