Aesthetics and the Environment

Aesthetics and the Environment

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Traditional aesthetics is often associated with the appreciation of art, Allen Carlson shows how much of our aesthetic experience does not encompass art but nature. He argues that knowledge of what it is we are appreciating is essential to having an appropriate aesthetic experience and that scientific understanding of nature can enhance our appreciation of it, rather than denigrate it.Imagine counting the shapes in The Peacock Skirt or in any representational work of art without reference to its content. ... Where does all this leave our attempt to understand Twaina#39;s observations concerning his two experiences of the riveranbsp;...

Title:Aesthetics and the Environment
Author:Allen Carlson
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2002


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