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Passing Strange and Wonderful: Aesthetics Nature And Culture.

Yi-Fu Tuan.

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ISBN 10: 1559632097 / ISBN 13: 9781559632096
Edité par Island Press: Shearwater, Washington DC, 1993
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First Edition; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Near Fine DJ: Book shows indications of very careful use: just a hint of slight spine lean; minimal wear to the lower extremities; foxing at the outside edges; binding secure; text clean. DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; unclipped. Overall, remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 288pp. Hardback with DJ. Tuan, a geography professor and author ("Topophilia"), persuasively argues that aesthetics is "not merely a dimension or aspect of culture, but its emotional-aspirational core, both its drive and its goal." His analysis progresses from the individual and the physical world as accessed through sense experience to complex human creations of beauty in various media. Tuan also examines social contributions to aesthetics, especially as found in four disparate cultures: Australian Aboriginal, Chinese, medieval European, and America today. His work emphasizes positive aspects of social environmental issues, but it does not deny the human folly that has contributed to problems of the environment. Highly recommended. N° de réf. du libraire 43014

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Titre : Passing Strange and Wonderful: Aesthetics ...

Éditeur : Island Press: Shearwater, Washington DC

Date d'édition : 1993

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Edition : First Edition; First Printing indicated.

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In this rich and rewarding work, Yi-Fu Tuan vividly demonstrates that feeling and beauty are essential components of life and society. The aesthetic is not merely one aspect of culture but its central core -- both its driving force and its ultimate goal.Beginning with the individual and his physical world, Tuan's exploration progresses from the simple to the complex. His initial evaluation of the building blocks of aesthetic experience (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch) develops gradually into a wide-ranging examination of the most elaborate of human constructs, including art, architecture, literature, philosophy, music, and more.

About the Author:

Yi-Fu Tuan is the J.K. Wright and Vilas professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His books include The Hydrological Cycle and the Wisdom of God   (Toronto), Topophilia  (Prentice-Hall), Space and Place  (Minnesota), Landscapes of Fear  (Pantheon), Segmented Worlds and Self  (Minnesota), Dominance and Affection  (Yale), The Good Life  (Wisconsin), and Morality and Imagination  (Wisconsin).

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