Gardens and the Passion for the Infinite
Fine Arts International Society for Phenomenology, and Aesthetics. Conference (6th : 2000 : Harvard Divinity School), International Society for Phenomenology, Fine Arts, and Aesthetics. Conference Harvard Divinity School), International Society of Phenomenology, Fine Arts and Aesthetics. Annual conference
Springer Science & Business Media, 31.01.2003 - 348 Seiten
This handsomely produced volume contains 22 contributions from international scholars, which were originally presented at the 2000 Conference of the International Society for Phenomenology, Fine Arts, & Aesthetics. The papers center around the theme of gardens and include a wide range of topics of interest to phenomenologists but also, perhaps, to gardeners with a philosophical bent. A sampling of topics: Leonardo's Annunciation Hortus Conclusus and its reflexive intent; hatha yoga--a phenomenological experience of nature; the Chinese attempt to miniaturize the world in gardens; conflating and compressing time in commodified space and architecture; constructing the deconstructive landscape (the ruin aesthetic); and a phenomenological-anthropological aproach to Zen gardens. The volume is lightly indexed by name (mostly philosophers). Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
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