Rethinking Aesthetics is the 1st ebook to assemble popular voices within the fields of structure, philosophy, aesthetics, and cognitive sciences to significantly reconsider the connection among physique and layout. those essays argue that aesthetic studies could be nurtured at any second in daily life, because of contemporary discoveries by way of researchers in neuroscience, phenomenology, somatics, and analytic philosophy of the brain, who've made the correlations among aesthetic cognition, the human physique, and lifestyle a lot clearer.
The essays, by means of Yuriko Saito, Juhani Pallasmaa, and Richard Shusterman, between others, diversity from an built-in mind-body method of chair layout, to Zen Buddhist notions of mindfulness, to theoretical money owed of existential relationships with structures, to offer an entire spectrum of attainable inquiries. via putting the physique within the middle of layout, Rethinking Aesthetics opens new instructions for rethinking the bounds of either essentialism and skepticism.
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