Passing Strange and Wonderful

Passing Strange and Wonderful

Aesthetics, Nature, and Culture

Book - 1993
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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.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press/Shearwater Books, c1993
ISBN: 9781559632096
1559632097
9781559632102
1559632100
Branch Call Number: 111.85 T883p
Characteristics: 288 p. ; 24 cm

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