By Monique Roelofs

ISBN-10: 1472530136

ISBN-13: 9781472530134

ISBN-10: 1474242022

ISBN-13: 9781474242028

Aesthetic hope and distaste leading lifestyle in excellent methods. The Cultural Promise of the Aesthetic casts much-needed gentle at the complicated mixture of meanings our aesthetic actions weave into cultural existence.

Anchoring aesthetic adventure in our relations with folks, areas, and issues, Monique Roelofs explores aesthetic existence as a multimodal, socially embedded, corporeal activity. Highlighting notions of relationality, deal with, and promising, this compelling research exhibits those options at paintings in visions of good looks, ugliness, element, kingdom, lack of awareness, and cultural boundary. unforeseen aesthetic pleasures and pains crop up in websites the place ardour, belief, rationality, and mind's eye move jointly but in addition are in clash. Bonds among aesthetics and politics are solid and reforged.

Cross-disciplinary in outlook, and fascinating the paintings of theorists and artists starting from David Hume to Theodor W. Adorno, Frantz Fanon, Clarice Lispector, and Barbara Johnson, The Cultural Promise of the Aesthetic lays open the interpretive net that provides aesthetic enterprise its titanic reach.

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