Situated Aesthetics

Situated Aesthetics

This book focuses on externalist approaches to art.

Author: Riccardo Manzotti

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781845403676

Category: Psychology

Page: 342

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This book focuses on externalist approaches to art. It is the first fruit of a workshop held in Milan in September 2009, where leading scholars in the emerging field of psychology of art compared their different approaches using a neutral language and discussing freely their goals. The event threw up common grounds for future research activities. First, there is a considerable interest in using cognitive and neural inspired techniques to help art historians, museum curators, art archiving, art preservation. Secondly, cognitive scientists and neuroscientists are rather open to using art as a special way of accessing the structures of the mind. Third, there are artists who explicitly draw inspiration out of current research on various aspects of the mind. Fourth, during the workshop, a converging methodological paradigm emerged around which more specific efforts could be encouraged.
Categories: Psychology

Situated Aesthetics

Situated Aesthetics

Situated aesthetics isan empirical endeavouras well asa conceptual challenge.
Onthe one hand it suggeststhat there is a physical and perceptual foundation to
aesthetic experience which is not constrained by the boundaries ofthe nervous ...

Author: Riccardo Manzotti

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781845403669

Category: Psychology

Page: 342

View: 824

This book focuses on externalist approaches to art. It is the first fruit of a workshop held in Milan in September 2009, where leading scholars in the emerging field of psychology of art compared their different approaches using a neutral language and discussing freely their goals. The event threw up common grounds for future research activities. First, there is a considerable interest in using cognitive and neural inspired techniques to help art historians, museum curators, art archiving, art preservation. Secondly, cognitive scientists and neuroscientists are rather open to using art as a special way of accessing the structures of the mind. Third, there are artists who explicitly draw inspiration out of current research on various aspects of the mind. Fourth, during the workshop, a converging methodological paradigm emerged around which more specific efforts could be encouraged.
Categories: Psychology

The Politics of Judgment

The Politics of Judgment

Very often the feminist approach is a critical investigation of these grounds ,
pointing out the ways in which aesthetic ... For Wittgenstein , this situation is as it
should be ; situated aesthetics can happily coexist , borrowing terms that change
their ...

Author: Kennan Ferguson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047484186

Category: Philosophy

Page: 153

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Drawing on recent contributions to philosophy, economics, cultural studies, feminism, psychology, and anthropology, The Politics of Judgment demonstrates how modern political identities depend upon and are formed by aesthetic judgment.
Categories: Philosophy

Disunified Aesthetics

Disunified Aesthetics

" Disunified Aesthetics deconstructs the literary object by invoking the critic's stance toward the written works with which they engage.

Author: Lynette Hunter

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773589599

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Aesthetics is a field still rooted in an understanding of a unified process where small numbers of people produce, commodify, and consume objects called "art." Disunified Aesthetics deconstructs the literary object by invoking the critic's stance toward the written works with which they engage. Lynette Hunter's performative explorations provide a distinctly different way of understanding contemporary creative processes. Disunified Aesthetics takes up twenty-first-century aesthetics through an investigation of recent Canadian writing. The book is both a series of insights into literature and poetics of the last two decades and a story about moving from a traditional view of the relation between the artist, art, and its reception, to a more radically democratic view of aesthetics and ethics. Hunter addresses a range of Canadian women's writing, as well as close studies of the work of Robert Kroetsch, Lee Maracle, Nicole Brossard, Frank Davey, Alice Munro, Daphne Marlatt, and bpNichol. Disunified Aesthetics is a creative, challenging, and original investigation of textuality, performance, and aesthetics by a leading and innovative scholar.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Aesthetic Experience in Science Education

Aesthetic Experience in Science Education

This book examines the role of aesthetic experience in learning science and in science education from the perspective of knowledge as action and language use.

Author: Per-Olof Wickman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135602017

Category: Education

Page: 186

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This book examines the role of aesthetic experience in learning science and in science education from the perspective of knowledge as action and language use. The theoretical underpinnings are based on the writings of John Dewey and Ludwig Wittgenstein. In their spirit aesthetics is examined as it appears in the lives of people and how it relates to the activities in which they are involved. Centered around an empirical analysis of how students and their teachers use aesthetic language and acts during laboratory and field work, the book demonstrates that aesthetics is something that is constantly talked about in science class and that these aesthetic experiences are intimately involved in learning science. These empirical findings are related to current debates about the relation between aesthetics and science, and about motivation, participation, learning and socio-cultural issues in science education. This book features: *an empirical demonstration of the importance and specific roles of aesthetic experiences in learning science; *a novel contribution to the current debate on how to understand motivation, participation and learning; and *a new methodology of studying learning in action. Part I sketches out the theoretical concepts of Wickman's practical epistemology analysis of the fundamental role of aesthetics in science and science education. Part II develops these concepts through an analysis of the use of aesthetic judgments when students and teachers are talking in university science classes. Part III sums up the general implications of the theoretical underpinnings and empirical findings for teaching and learning science. Here Wickman expands the findings of his study beyond the university setting to K-8 school science, and explicates what it would mean to make science education more aesthetically meaningful. Wickman's conclusions deal to a large extent with aesthetic experience as individual transformation and with people's prospects for participation in an activity such as science education. These conclusions have significance beyond science teaching and learning that should be of concern to educators generally. This book is intended for educational researchers, graduate students, and teacher educators in science education internationally, as well as those interested in aesthetics, philosophy of education, discourse analysis, socio-cultural issues, motivation, learning and meaning-making more generally.
Categories: Education

Beholding

Beholding

These are works which demand the 'beholder's share', but not, as Ernst Gombrich famously claimed, to sustain an illusion.

Author: Ken Wilder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350088429

Category: Art

Page: 336

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Beholding considers the spatially situated encounter between artwork and spectator. It argues that artworks created for specific places or conditions structure a reciprocal encounter, which is completed by the presence of a beholder. These are works which demand the 'beholder's share', but not, as Ernst Gombrich famously claimed, to sustain an illusion. Rather, Beholding reconfigures Gombrich's notion of the beholder's share as a set of 'licensed' imaginative and cognitive projections. Each chapter frames a particular work of art from the remit of a complementary theoretical text. The book establishes a transhistorical notion of the spatially situated encounter, and considers the role of the architectural host in bringing the beholder's orientation into play. The book engages a diverse range of practices: from Renaissance painting and group portraiture to intermedia practices of installation and performance art. Written within the broad remit of reception aesthetics, the book proposes a phenomenological theory of beholding, argued through an in-depth examination of artworks and their spatial contexts, selected for their explanatory potential. These various encounters allocate different constitutive roles to the beholder, bringing not only spatial and temporal orientation into play, but also a repertoire of anticipated ideas and beliefs.
Categories: Art

Aesthetics and Religion in Nineteenth Century Britain

Aesthetics and Religion in Nineteenth Century Britain

Near Nocera , " says Sir W . Gell , “ I pointed out a tower situated on a high
mountain , and guarding a pass by which a very steep and zigzag road leads
toward Amalfi . I observed that it was possible , if the Saracens ever were really
situated at ...

Author: Gavin Budge

Publisher: Thoemmes

ISBN: 1855069644

Category: Philosophy

Page: 2538

View: 355

The wealth of material gathered here vividly illustrates the diversity of texts which explore the connection between aesthetics and religion. Containing book-length works and articles by such diverse writers as John Keble, A. Welby Pugin and Anna Jameson, these volumes are an essential resource for scholars of Victorian Studies, aesthetics and religious studies. - First collection of material exploring the relationship between aesthetics and religion in 19th-century Britain - Many texts beautifully illustrated - Contains rare texts by Ruskin's contemporaries
Categories: Philosophy

Aesthetics of the Natural Environment

Aesthetics of the Natural Environment

The Aesthetics of Art and Nature ' , in Salim Kemal and Ivan Gaskell , ( eds ) ,
Landscape , Natural Beauty and the Arts ( Cambridge ... Don't Eat the Daisies :
Disinterestedness and the Situated Aesthetic ' , Environmental Values , 7 : 1 ,
1998 .

Author: Emily Brady

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: UOM:39015056659637

Category: Nature

Page: 287

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Aesthetic experience is one of the fundamental ways that we develop a relationship to our natural surroundings. Emily Brady provides a comprehensive study of this type of experience and the central philosophical issues related to it, developing her own original theory of aesthetic appreciation of nature. She provides useful background to the current debate and an up-to-date critical appraisal of contemporary theories.
Categories: Nature

Culture centered Music Therapy

Culture centered Music Therapy

Aigen's ( 1995a ) attempt of freeing the aesthetic discourse in music therapy from
that of high art , by relating aesthetics to ... A more fruitful strategy could be to
acknowledge a diversity of situated aesthetics and to examine music therapy as a
 ...

Author: Brynjulf Stige

Publisher: Barcelona Pub

ISBN: UVA:X004972351

Category: Psychology

Page: 361

View: 158

An in-depth exploration of taking culture-inclusive perspectives for practice, theory, and research in music therapy. Part One outlines premises for the argument, examining basic concepts such as culture, humankind, meaning, "musicking," and the nature-nurture debate. Part Two highlights how culture-centered music therapy may be practiced. In Part Three, implications for describing and understanding music therapy are discussed, including a chapter on how to define music therapy as practice, discipline, and profession. A culture-inclusive model of the music therapy process is also proposed. Part Four suggests approaches to music therapy research within a culture-centered context.
Categories: Psychology

Sorting the City

Sorting the City

The anonymous author's reasons , however , situated aesthetics squarely in the
realm of pragmatics . The author began by explaining the milieu of new town
assessments . We are a calculating people , sufficiently attentive to present
interests .

Author: Diane Marie Shaw

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3410245

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 1092

View: 234

Categories: Cities and towns

The Claims of Poverty

The Claims of Poverty

... Lollard Eckphrasis : Situated Aesthetics and Literary History , ” Journal of
Medieval and Early Modern Studies 35 , no . ... suspicious of aesthetic pleasures
" ; see his “ Lollardy , ” in the Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature ,
ed .

Author: Kate Crassons

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002880040

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 389

View: 768

These texts not only record debates about the nature of poverty as a form of either vice or virtue, but explore epistemological and ethical aspects of the debates. When faced with a claim of poverty, people effectively become readers interpreting the signs of need in the body and speech of their fellow human beings. The literary and dramatic texts of late medieval England embodied the complexity of such interaction with particular acuteness, revealing the ethical stakes of interpretation as an act with direct material consequences. As The Claims of Poverty demonstrates, medieval literature shaped perceptions about who is defined as 'poor', and in so doing it emerged as a powerful cultural force that promoted competing models of community, sanctity, and justice
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literature and Aesthetics

Literature and Aesthetics

The Journal of the Sydney Society of Literature and Aesthetics ... In general they
presented the system itself as an historically situated comprehensive categorial
structure in and through which the subjects of modernity can achieve a coherent
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000056055928

Category: Aesthetics

Page:

View: 228

Categories: Aesthetics

Chronotopology and the Scientific aesthetic in Philosophy Literature and Art

Chronotopology and the Scientific aesthetic in Philosophy  Literature and Art

... because of what they might contribute to an understanding of where “
aesthetics” might be situated in Foucault's later archaeo-genealogical
experiments. Let's look at some of these forms. As articulated in the “Foreword to
the English Edition" ...

Author: Mark Bartlett

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X71868

Category:

Page: 654

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Categories:

Colloquium An der Epochen und Stilwende Brno 1985 Colloquium Music in metamorphoses of aesthetic categories Brno 1986

Colloquium An der Epochen  und Stilwende  Brno 1985   Colloquium Music in metamorphoses of aesthetic categories  Brno 1986

receptive usages and the common network of aesthetic needs . ... In future , we
can expect the audiovisual context will become a dominant form in which music
will be appropriated in an active aesthetic way . ... Being situated in background ...

Author: Petr Macek

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021669739

Category: Music

Page: 343

View: 377

Categories: Music

Perspectives in Systematic Musicology

Perspectives in Systematic Musicology

Rather , she advocates the inclusion of culturally situated meaning within
aesthetics , reasoning that the questions need to be changed , if aesthetics is to
become a cross - cultural project . In the context of Los Angeles , she asks among
other ...

Author: Roger A. Kendall

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000107527222

Category: Music

Page: 245

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This special issue of Selected Reports in Ethnomusicology features thirteen articles representing empirical and philosophical approaches to music's cognitive, political, and aesthetic significance. The introduction, "Systematic Musicology Past and Present," provides an informative overview that locates the study of systematic musicology at UCLA within a rich tradition of interdisciplinary research. The articles in this volume address such diverse topics as music and film, tuning systems, notation, aesthetics and politics, and critical musicology. These articles exemplify the pluralistic perspectives of a field whose empirical arm intersects cognitive psychology, psychoacoustics, acoustics, and experimental semiotics, and whose philosophical arm intersects hermeneutics, phenomenology, and critical social theory. By contributing to a deeper understanding of music's importance as a creative human endeavor, these perspectives bring into focus questions of music's meaningfulness and communicability.
Categories: Music

The Aesthetics of Television

The Aesthetics of Television

I will call the situated interaction ' naturalistic ' following the microsociological
tradition where ' naturalistic ' does not mean the real world with the observer
acting as a fly - on - the wall but naturally occurring situated interaction . In this
respect ...

Author: Gunhild Agger

Publisher: Aalborg Universitetsforlag

ISBN: UOM:39015050136855

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 396

View: 158

The concept of aesthetics is traditionally connected with art and high culture (e.g. literature, theatre, pictorial art etc.) whereas mass media such as television are usually associated with a lack of cultural quality, originality and authenticity - and consequently with a lack of aesthetics. And, undoubtedly, most television programmes will fail if judged by the aesthetic standards and valuation criteria of traditional art forms. However, television as a medium also has aesthetic aspects. The aesthetics of television concern the medium's means of expression, its forms, conventions and ""styles"". But it also concerns the content and the relationship between content and expression, as well as the relationship between programme and genre, programme and audience etc. The aim of the anthology is to describe and analyse television as an aesthetic phenomenon. It addresses the question from different approaches and in a variety of ways: general, aesthetic problems concerning the audio-visual media, the special aesthetic means of expression belonging to the television medium, the quality of the individual programme, the distinctive features and aesthetic codes of individual TV genres, enunciation and forms of address in television etc. Among the TV genres and programme formats dealt with are: talk shows, television documentaries, police series, TV sport, TV fiction, TV advertising, everyday talk on television, comedy series, TV journalism, and interactive programme formats.
Categories: Performing Arts

Ijinle Asa

Ijinle Asa

The aesthetic value of objects depends not only on their natural properties but
also on those social conditions in which they are situated . Aesthetics can serve
as a universal human value , which ranges from the activities and achievements
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133223334

Category: Africa, West

Page:

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Categories: Africa, West

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Hermeneutics becomes philosophical when it becomes a general theory of
understanding that is also an ontology of ourselves as historically situated beings
. Understanding is accordingly always mediated ; it is always already
interpretation .

Author: Michael Kelly

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:49015002843564

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 521

View: 841

This major reference work surveys how philosophers, art historians, and others reflect critically on art and culture. It presents articles on the history of Western and non-Western aesthetics along with accounts of the contemporary debates.
Categories: Aesthetics

International Medieval Bibliography

International Medieval Bibliography

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435076474972

Category: Middle Ages

Page:

View: 932

Lists articles, notes, and similar literature on medieval subjects in journals, Festschriften, conference proceedings, and collected essays. Covers all aspects of medieval studies within the date range of 450 to 1500 for the entire continent of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa for the period before the Muslim conquest and parts of those areas subsequently controlled by Christian powers.
Categories: Middle Ages