By Tonino Griffero

ISBN-10: 1138247715

ISBN-13: 9781138247710

ISBN-10: 1472421728

ISBN-13: 9781472421722

Originally released in Italian in 2010, this booklet is the 1st to handle the idea of atmospheres in an intensive and systematic approach. It examines the position of atmospheres in way of life, and defines their major features. Outlining the common phenomenological occasions within which we event atmospheres, it assesses their influence on modern aesthetics. It places ahead a philosophical process which systematises a constellation of impacts and climates, unearths styles within the emotional tones of other areas (affordances) and assesses their influence at the felt physique. It additionally severely discusses the spatial flip invoked by way of a number of of the social sciences, and argues that there's a desire for a non-psychologistic rethinking of the philosophy of feelings. It offers a historical past of the time period 'atmosphere' and of the techniques awaiting its which means (genius loci, air of mystery, Stimmung, numinous, emotional layout and ambiance), and examines the most ontological features of atmospheres and their relevant phenomenological characteristics.

It concludes via exhibiting how atmospheres have an effect on our feelings, bodies' reactions, our frame of mind and, therefore, our behaviour and judgments. Griffero assesses how atmospheres are more advantageous than we've got been rationally prepared to confess, and to what quantity conventional aesthetics, unilaterally orientated in the direction of paintings, has underestimated this truth.

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